The 140th Kentucky Derby in Louisville brought us an unbelievable story on Saturday.
California Chrome, the race winner, came from humble beginnings and an even more humble trainer, Art Sherman, at 77, trained Cal Chrome as his first Kentucky Derby horse, making Sherman the oldest trainer to win the race. In front of the second largest crowd to attend the Derby, the horse and his rider, Victor Espinoza, finished the race in a little over two minutes.
As usual, those in attendance and those who wished they could attend took to Twitter to discuss everything from this years winner to the hats to the mint juleps that filled the event.
Apparently horses are more important than the president.
At bar for Kentucky Derby. Asked if anyone was planning to watch WHCD. No one knew what I was talking about.
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) May 3, 2014
Does anyone do anything besides drink at events?
The Kentucky Derby is upon us, which means it’s time to make mint juleps. http://t.co/GTazw4Yvsi
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 2, 2014
Everyone was excited when California Chrome won.
California Chrome has won the 140th Kentucky Derby!
— ESPN (@espn) May 3, 2014
The one day of the year we all pretend to know anything about horse racing. I like California Chrome. #derbyday
— Joshua Lyman (@joshualyman) May 3, 2014
— Summer Sanders (@SummerSanders_) May 3, 2014
Tony Danza was in disbelief.
Talk about amazing experiences!! I just walked the track at the @KentuckyDerby with a horse named Danza, who went on to take third! Wow.
— Tony Danza (@TonyDanza) May 4, 2014
While everyone wore stupid hats…
The Kentucky Derby: Bringing white women in stupid hats together since 1875
— Squirrel Army (@Mikecanrant) May 3, 2014
That everyone apparently loved…
I will be sorely disappointed if Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are not also involved on NBC’s 2016 election coverage. #KentuckyDerby
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) May 3, 2014
Unless they were on Instagram.
Between Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo, drunk people in big hats are about to take up a lot of real estate on your Instagram feed.
— mah ree nah (@marinarachael) May 3, 2014
The Kentucky Derby is the most over-analyzed two minutes since losing my virginity.
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) May 3, 2014
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