Photos & Story by Rachel Galvin
For the 149th year, the Kentucky Derby brought out hat-wearing fans. But those who love watching a good horse race are not limited to those who make fill the seats at Churchill Downs. Rather, people all over the country enjoy the fun from their homes and at private parties. Right in Fort Lauderdale, one of those classy soirees was held at Savor Cinema and the event packed in a crowd.
People came to watch the race on the big screen in the theater, but also were entertained on the patio before and after the race by the beautiful and talented Jersey Girls, who came all the way from Chicago to sing top hits from the 70s, 80s and beyond. Their sponsor was Kerwell, a CBD company who had a table there with information and samples.
Guests enjoyed mint juleps and BBQ, and could try to pick which horse would be the winner. The winners, who put a ticket in the bowl with the right horse’s name, won prizes. Prizes were also given out for categories like best dressed and best bonnet. Two horses, Vegas and Blackfoot, were also out front for photo opps.
Fort Lauderdale Intl. Film Festival Chair Steve Savor announced that the fest will be having a party again at the Cannes Film Festival and celebs like Bebe Rexa will be there. For more info., visit www.fliff.com.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby was Mage.
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