We've been talking about it for 10 years and we finally did it! Kristen and I went to the Derby!
The weather was perfect (it usually rains!) so we were fine with the in field. One day I will go with real tickets. But once we decided to do it, the cheapest tickets left were $3500 per person. Ummm.... no.
Not sure I'd do the infield again, but we had a great time! Lots of selfies were involved.
Overall, I thought the race before the Derby was actually more exciting but that could be because I didn't bet on any horses. There was an older couple sitting behind us who kept betting on the horses that lost. For that race they bet on horse #8 who was DEAD LAST for the entire race. Like I'm talking he wasn't even pictured on the big screen because he was so far behind. Then all of a sudden on the last stretch he came out of nowhere and WON the entire race!! It was so exciting!!!
So that was the only reason race 10 was more exciting than race 11. I'm sure race 11 (Derby) would have been just as exciting had we bet on the winning horse. Go American Pharaoh!
Well.. until we can afford seats on Millionaire's Row our little infield experience will have to do.