The 135th running of the Kentucky Derby, the beloved American horseracing tradition, is scheduled Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 EDT. Even if you are not going to Churchhill Downs, you and your friends can still get into the spirit by organizing a Kentucky Derby Party.
This event is a prime opportunity to host a party because in addition to watching the race itself, there are several derby traditions that you can enjoy in your own home like drinking Mint Juleps, eating Kentucky Derby Pie and wearing Kentucky Derby Hats.
For help planning your party, we just updated our Kentucky Derby Page. Here you can watch a video of last year's race, can check out the 2010 Kentucky Derby Contenders and pick up some great derby recipes.