Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ladies Day with America's Best Racing

I mentioned in my Instagram Lately that I spent this past weekend at Monmouth Park Racetrack's William Hill Haskell Invitational as a guest of America's Best Racing.  The whole weekend was a big celebration at the track in honor of the namesake race on Sunday evening, and Saturday was Ladies' Day.  There were so many fun events geared towards getting ladies to come to come out to watch the races; there were fancy hats, a fashion show, and more!  I took my Mom and a friend of hers, and we headed out for a day of fun.
Ladies' Day was sponsored by the Lilly Pulitzer Shops at Riverside.  For the event they had one of the beautiful Lilly Jeeps, which I absolutely loved!  When we walked in they had it parked next to the intricate sandcastle that was designed just for the Haskell weekend.  Of course we had to get a picture with the Jeep as soon as we could.  The best part was that you were gifted a Lilly change purse if you took a photo with the Jeep, which made it that much better.
For the weekend America's Best Racing had their tour bus stationed at Monmouth Park Racetrack.  This tour bus was so nice, and was awesome to get to spend the day on.  The bus had several different televisions with races on, cushy seating, air conditioning (which was very much appreciated), a private bathroom, and food and drinks.  It was perfect to relax on between races and to stop for a bite to eat.  {Fun Fact: During the year this bus is used for different things including transporting the University of Kentucky's Men's Basketball Team!}
Because it was Ladies' Day there were several different vendors at the park including a hat vendor.  The Lilly Pulitzer shop had a tent there as well and put on a fabulous fashion show that we really enjoyed.  I loved getting to see the clothes on people as opposed to on hangers because for me it really made all the difference; there were dresses that I loved during the fashion show that I had previously not liked in stores.  
Then we of course played the ponies because how can you not when you're at a racetrack?  While I'm really there for the atmosphere more than the betting it was exciting when I did win a little money on the race I bet on!  It's always fun when you win a little something (even if it's just a few dollars).  Although I do love just watching the horses run and feeling the energy around me.  It makes you realize what an amazing sport horse racing is.
We had such a great time during Ladies' Day at Monmouth Park Racetrack.  It was really a special day that showcased how glamorous racing really is.  Thank you to America's Best Racing, especially Ambassador Victoria, for having us.  Later in the week I will have all the details about Sunday, the big race day!

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  1. This looks like so much fun! What a fun day!

  2. Wow that looks like so much fun, love the hats & outfits!!

  3. That jeep is the cutest! Its on my bucket list to go to the horse races one day!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  4. SO MUCH FUN!!! Love it all...hats, Looks like an awesome time. Thanks for linking up to WYWW. Join us today!


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