Reminder we will be live streaming the Kentucky Derby all evening. The analysts pick the top 3: Forte (3-1), Tapit Trice (5-1), and Angel of Empire (8-1). Cyclone Mischief has now sneaked into the field after Practical Move was scratched due to a high temperature (30-1) -a long shot but remember last year! Watch out for Verifying maybe one of the best pedigrees a horse could have. However, the highly qualified analyst Demling has nailed the winner of the Kentucky Derby 10 of the last 14 years. For this race Demling has moved Tapit Trice further to the back with Forte still first choice, and Angel of Empire second.
Several friends will be dropping in with some of their Kentucky Derby treats to share. Also Carmen has prepared a spread sheet for bets with winner take all. The next jewel will be the Preakness stakes to take place in Pimlico on May 20th and the final jewel is the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10th.
Nothing better than holding a brandy in one hand and your bet ticket in the other. Come for your front row tickets around 6-6:30 since it is always fun to watch the preparations as well. Also best hat wins a free cocktail!
Kentucky Derby Cocktails
Bandy Smash (our version of a Mint Julep) -Lairds applejack, mulled mint, Club soda
Blackeyed Susan – CB Frost, Tr oy & Sons Apple,, orange juice, sour mix
Belmont Jewel – C & K American Brandy, lemonade, pomegranate juice, orange zest
Belmont Breeze – Troy & Sons Keeper Apple, dry sherry, lemon, orange, & cranberry juices, mint
The White Carnation (after the wreath of flowers that goes around the winning horse’s head) – CB Frost, peach brandy, orange juice, heavy cream, Club soda