Why Celebrities Come Out for the Kentucky Derby

Every year the Kentucky Derby is the place to be and the 142nd Kentucky Derby will be no different. As we get ready for the 2016 Kentucky Derby in a few months time we look ahead to what possible celebrities will be going this year.

On the first Saturday of every May, there is one place you are sure to find a large gathering of celebrities – Churchill Downs. The stars come out for the Kentucky Derby each and every spring, taking private planes from all around the country to converge on Louisville. If you watch the Derby on TV, you are sure to see a long list of celebrities dotted all throughout the crowd.

Kentucky Derby Celebrities

So what is it about the Derby that draws the rich and famous to Kentucky in early May? While they all surely have their own reasons, the overall spectacle of the event is certainly a big draw. It is one of the largest events in the world, with more than 170,000 people attending in 2015. Visiting Churchill Downs is an opportunity to be seen while experiencing a little bit of sports history at the same time. Of course, a day spent enjoying great food and drinks and wagering on a few horse races is never a bad way to pass the time.

As a non-celebrity, the opportunity to spot some famous people alongside your spot in the stands is yet another reason to make a trip to the Derby at least once in your life. Not only will you have the memories of seeing the world’s most famous horse race in person, but you will also have the chance to meet (or at least see) some top celebrities. There is no better place to be on the first weekend in May than on the historical grounds of Churchill Downs.

February 13, 2016 by : Posted in 2016 No Comments

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