It was a star-studded Derby Day in Kentucky, as the annual racing tradition returned in full glamour and glory.
With BMW serving as the first-ever official luxury automotive partner of the Kentucky Derby, the historic Churchill Downs was back at capacity for the first time since 2019 for the 148th running of the historic race.
As 20 horses geared up to hit the track for what’s known as “the most exciting 2 minutes in sports,” stars of the stage, screen, and airwaves donned their smart-casual best, complete with fanciful hats and fascinators (for good luck!).
Stars like Louisville native hip hop star Jack Harlow sparked buzz by hitting the carpet with a slew of his childhood friends and his parents and was spotted on-site shooting a music video with the likes of Drake, Bryson Tiller, DJ Drama, and more. Meanwhile, classic R&B crooners New Edition came dressed dapperly with their personal lovely “Candy Girls” in tow.
Take a look at the Derby Day action below:
Drake, Bryson Tiller, Boy1da, Jack Harlow
Ronnie DeVoe, Shamari Fears DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Amber Serrano, Ricky Bell, and Amy Correa Bell
148th Kentucky Derby
Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell
Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheredge-Brown
Brittney Spencer sings the national anthem
Elle Smith (Miss USA 2021)
Star Jones at the 148th Kentucky Derby
WWE Stars Bianca Belair and Montez Ford
Lakita McKinney, Broderick McKinney (VP Central Region, BMW North America)
Broderick McKinney at the 148th Kentucky Derby
The horses run The Kentucky Derby