Summer fun at Churchill Downs

| June 8, 2011

Night Racing.With school out and summer in full swing, June is a month when much is going on in the Derby City. Farmers markets have countless vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, fresh flowers and more. The cravings begin the moment I see the first posters marking their return.

After months of boredom from running on the treadmill, the pounding of pavement is music to my ears.  And while the heat and humidity is enough to leave us lounging poolside longer than we anticipated, the carefree days of summer just wouldn’t be the same without enjoying some of our favorite pastimes.

It’s no secret that my favorite time of the year is the first Saturday in May. And last year, right about the time my post-Derby mood began to turn blue, Churchill Downs responded by offering night racing.

Night Racing.Every Friday night was tied to a theme, which made each one its own special party. The combination of an upscale night on the town with the excitement of horse racing under the lights has proven to be a perfect blend. This year, night racing will be held June 17, June 24 and July 1.

After night racing ends, Louisville can turn its focus to The Voice-Tribune’s Best Dressed of Louisville Presented by Churchill Downs. The event is a chance to show off your individual style. Extraordinary fashion is mixed with jaw-dropping entertainment and libations donated by our generous spirit sponsor Brown-Forman.  Best Dressed is celebrating its sixth year, and we feel lucky that with each passing year, the excitement is still growing.

We all know that there’s no shortage of well-meaning charitable organizations that are vying for our contributions. Our donations are the lifeline of their existence. The benefiting charity for the second year is Dress for Success Louisville. Helping transform the lives of individuals is the icing on the cake for all those involved with Best Dressed.

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Lori Kommor

Lori Kommor, Columnist/Event Chair

Lori wears many hats: writing two weekly columns, chairing The
Voice-Tribune’s events and keeping the staff fed with a stash of snacks
Willy Wonka would envy. She’s a fervent high school soccer fan (go
Collegiate!) and has the raspy voice to prove it after game days.

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