Friday, April 30, 2010

The Kentucky Oaks...Fillies and Lilies


Saturday is the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Derby is the first race in the Triple Crown and is dominated by 3 year old colts. I haven't missed watching the Derby more than a handful of times in the past 30 years. I love the excitement of the race, the beauty of the animals, the thrill of a win (or not!)

What you may not know is that today, the day before the Kentucky Derby, is the 136th running of The Kentucky Oaks. While the Derby is open to both colts and fillies, this race is just for the ladies. If you think the fillies aren't contenders, last year's winner, Rachel Alexandra, went on to win The Preakness against all those colts :o)

1 comment:

VanessaMRR said...

I was watching, too. I can't watch the Derby without thinking about you :)