Matt Shillingburg welcomes racing fans to the Derby Day ~ Cinco de Mayo Festivities

May 5, 2018

It may have been a sloppy, muddy day at Churchill Downs, but it was all sunshine and smiles at American Legion Post 416, for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby! This year added a special twist to the celebrations, as Derby Day fell on Cinco de Mayo! Festivities began at noon, with the Riders serving up a tasty Mexican lunch. Overheard from the crowd, "I didn't know tacos went so well with Mint Juleps!"

The soggy track was no problem for the derby favorite, Justify, who took the lead at the half-mile, and charged away from the field, to the cheers from the track goers and Post fans alike.

The fun continued on into the evening, when partiers were treated to the music of Volume 11.

Click here to view the Derby Day photo gallery!