Opening Night at Churchill Downs

You know Derby is right around the corner when our sense of Kentucky pride gets a little bit bigger, our bowties get a lot bolder and our fascinators reach new heights.

Those who attended Opening Night at Churchill Downs came dressed to impress and told us all about their track style.


“I chose to wear orange tonight because it is the color of creativity and the theme for our Fund for the Arts event.”

Mo McKnight Howe


“What I love most about getting dressed for the track is celebrating all things Derby.”

Sibel Solagan


“I dressed in a way that allows me to express my personality while performing for the jug band I am in.”

Rosco Goosey.


Story and photos by Miranda McDonald