Saturday, September 23

Metro Detroit watch parties, events


Put on your big fancy hat. Get ready to sip on a mint julep or some bourbon. Review the odds and pick a horse.

On Saturday, the 148th Kentucky Derby and the run for the roses at Churchill Downs, known as the fastest two minutes of sports, is on.

While metro Detroit is hundreds of miles away from the race, several watch party events are happening on Saturday featuring race staples like mint juleps and Derby-Pie.

The mint julep has been the traditional drink at the annual race for nearly a century. Over the two-day event at Churchill Downs, nearly 120,000 mint juleps are expected to be served, according to

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