Sports Outside the Beltway

Queen Elizabeth to attend Kentucky Derby

She’ll be at the big race the first Saturday in May.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Queen Elizabeth II is bringing some real royalty to the sport of kings.

The queen and husband Prince Philip plan to attend the Kentucy Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The visit is part of a six-day trip to the United States that will include stops in Jamestown, Va., and Washington.

“We’re really looking forward to it,” Churchill Downs spokesman John Asher said. “It’s going to be a wonderfully historic day, given the history of the Kentucky Derby owes so much to racing in England.”

The queen has visited Kentucky four times — in 1984, 1986, 1989 and 1991 — but has never been to Louisville.

No word if Prince Charles will be there too. Maybe he wan’t invited. The hosts being afraid Charles will mistake another horse for a beautiful woman. He’s done it once already.

Related Stories:
Recent Stories:

Comments are Closed


Visitors Since Feb. 4, 2003

All original content copyright 2003-2008 by OTB Media. All rights reserved.