The Kentucky Derby is a serious event, but that does not mean that it is completely without humor. In the past few years, professional media sources and amateur filmmaking tourists have captured some hilarious moments related to the Kentucky Derby. Along with the anticipation in anxiety of out which horse will win, there is also a great deal of fun to be had.
Cyndi Lauper at the 2012 Kentucky Derby
The 2012 Pegasus Parade was led by musicians Cyndi Lauper, and there were a few funny videos related to her visit. For example, Lauper reveals to a reporter that she once worked at the Belmont racetrack when she was younger. There was also an awkward moment where Lauper reveals that she cries easily, and the video blogger strangely said he shared that same quality.
The high jumper in the Infield
The party at the Churchill Downs Infield during the Kentucky Derby is notorious for attracting the police. For this reason, there has been a steady decline in the number of weird things that people are allowed to do. Since they banned horse racing fans from running on top of the port-a-lets, the new competition is to jump over a trash can. In one funny video about the Kentucky Derby, a man accomplishes this goal with ease.
Silliest way to pick a Kentucky Derby horse
One of the reasons that people visit the Kentucky Derby in person is to see celebrities. In 2012, Ice T showed up with Coco and gave an interview to the local news media. Ice T picked three horses that ended up losing, but Coco’s method of picking a Kentucky Derby horse was hysterical. She says that she chooses a horse based on how big its butt is. The horse that the biggest butt is her choice to win.
The Great Bed Races
Few of the Kentucky Derby Festival activities are clearly focused on humor in the way that the Great Bed Races are. It used to be called “The Bedlam in the Streets” and is used today as a way for businesses to compete against each other. Over time, a trend for wearing hilarious costumes developed. The true humor in this Kentucky Derby event can be found in videos from past races.
A few funny Kentucky Derby trivia facts
Although they are not funny moments, one of the main activities for Kentucky Derby writers each year is rounding up the most obscure forms of trivia related to the event. Over the years, there have been some interesting oddities related to Derby Day. For example, winners of the Kentucky Derby often save some of the roses to be freeze-dried or dipped in metal to preserve them. There have also been a large number of Kentucky Derby contenders that are owned by celebrities such as Steven Spielberg. For more fun facts about the Kentucky Derby, try searching Google with the books or videos option. You can also check for funny blog posts about the Kentucky Derby in our news section.