On Saturday May 7, 2011 I had the great opportunity to attend the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration hosted by Eleven Madison Park, Esquire Magazine and Nat Sherman Cigars. The restaurant, Eleven Madison Park was transformed into the perfect Derby event. In true Kentucky Derby fashion women wore big floppy hats and the gentleman were dressed in seersucker suits, pastel pants, blazers and oxfords.
Nothing was more exciting than actually watching the race. It seemed as if everyone was going for the same horse, #7 Pants on Fire. All you could hear was the crowd chanting, screaming and clinking their glasses in hopes that their pick would win. At the end #16 Animal Kingdom took to prize for the 137th Annual Kentucky Derby.
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-Phaon Spurlock, The Southern Gentleman