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The Triple Crown, Secretariat 1973. Top: Wins the Kentucky Derby from Sham by 2 lengths in a record time of 1:59.4 minutes for 10 furlongs

The Triple Crown, Secretariat Top: Wins the Kentucky Derby from Sham by 2 lengths in a world record time of minutes for 10 furlongs

Seriously.  People in the states need to start wearing more fancy hats.

A pinner said: People in the states need to start wearing more fancy hats .

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A darling hat. A cute dress. Soon to be a drunken mess. Sounds like the kentucky derby?

Preakness 2016: Start Time, Live Stream, Post Positions, Odds & More

Preakness 2016: Start Time, Live Stream, Post Positions, Odds & More

Lexington (1850-1875) US Thoroughbred race horse,  won 6 of his 7 race starts. Perhaps his greatest fame came as the most successful sire of the 2nd half of the 19th century; he was the Leading sire in North America 16 times, & of his many brood mare and racer progeny one was Preakness, the namesake of the famous race at Pimlico. He was a bay colt bred by Dr. Elisha Warfield at Warfield's stud farm, The Meadows, near Lexington, KY. He stood for a time at the Nantura Stock Farm  in Midway, KY

Lexington, broodmare sire to Spendthrift. He was by Boston and out of the mare Alice Carneal by Sarpedon

Alysheba. 1987 Kentucky Derby winner. Jockey: Chris McCarron. Winning time: 2:03 2/5

Alysheba was sired by Alydar out of Bel Sheba; Grandsire: Raise A…

Secretariat... the greatest

How Are Thoroughbred Horses Named?

Secretariat holds the fastest record for the Kentucky Derby ever also the track record for the 1 mile at Churchill Downs 1973 Triple Crown Winner.I swear he is one of the most amazing horses ever!

Big Brown (foaled April 10, 2005 in Kentucky) is a retired champion American Thoroughbred racehorse and winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He won his first five race starts.

The least surprising newspaper headline of all time

Big Brown (foaled April 2005 in Kentucky) is a retired champion American Thoroughbred racehorse and winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He won his first five race starts.

Damascus (1964-1995) was sired by Sword Dancer out of Kerala; Grandsire: Sun Glow; Damsire: My Babu. Damascus had a fine racing record of 21 victories from 32 starts (21-7-3) and in 1967 was the U.S. Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, the U.S. Champion Handicap Horse and Horse of the Year. Damascus was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1974.

Damascus 1967 Horse of the Year. Man O' War's lineage

I watch the Kentucky Derby for the hats

Why do we have to wait for a Derby party. I can't wait for the Kentucky Derby party - and for me to wear a lovely Derby hat for it!

ESPN Infographic: Challenge of the Triple Crown. This was made before American Pharaohs victory!

Challenge of the Triple Crown.of course California Chrome would be the updated version of the last horse to lose the Triple Crown. And I'm still not over Smarty Jones' loosing:(

Whirlaway~Eddie Arcaro Whirlaway, 1941  Whirlaway wears a rose blanket on May 3, 1941 after winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The horse was ridden by jockey Eddie Arcaro to Triple Crown glory after winning the Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1941

Whirlaway~Eddie Arcaro Whirlaway, 1941 Whirlaway wears a rose blanket on May