embroidery polo shirt Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop
It was Fieri’s eighth Kentucky Derby in a town he loves so much he opened a restaurant, Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse, six months ago.”Louisville is so much more than just the Derby, it’s a great culture of people,” he said. “The people are the best. I shot Triple D down here, it’s the best place in the world. It has such a good energy,” said Fieri, referring to his Food Network show “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives.”He was interrupted again by a fan begging for a picture.”You bet you can,” he said, again and again,
as people lined up to snap his photo.Once he finally reached the window, he scrolled through this phone reading texts from a friend he called the “horse whisperer,” who sent advice on the best bets.He settled on a series of superfectas and a wager on a horse with long odds called Fast and Accurate before starting the slog back to his seat, interrupted two dozen times by picture seekers.Churchill Downs officials say attendance for the Kentucky Derby is 158,070.That’s the seventh largest crowd in the race’s 143 year history.It’s rained on and off Saturday, making for muddy conditions on the track and puddles on the pavement.Always Dreaming and Irish War Cry are the co favorites for the Kentucky Derby at 9 2 with an hour to go until the race.McCraken is the 6 1 third choice.Morning line favorite Classic Empire is the fourth choice, tepidly supported at 7 1.Whenever there’s a big crowd, politicians are sure to follow. And Kentucky’s political leaders flock to the Kentucky Derby, when the state finds itself in the national spotlight more than any other day.Prominent politicians spending Saturday at Churchill Downs included members of Congress and the Kentucky General Assembly. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was back in his hometown of Louisville, attending the Derby with his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.