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Governor Palin at the Kentucky Derby

Governor Palin and Todd attended the Kentucky Derby yesterday.  Here’s an account of her visit from the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Greg Kocher:

The former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, attended a fundraiser Sunday for the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington.

The Palins were the guests of socialite and museum supporter Marylou Whitney and her husband, John Hendrickson, at the annual Brunch and Bibelots party on the museum grounds. Hendrickson knows Palin from when he lived in Alaska in the 1990s.

The Palins attended the Derby as guests of Whitney and Hendrickson.

"That was a blast," Sarah Palin said. She said she and her husband had been to the Belmont Stakes with Whitney and Hendrickson, but this was their first Kentucky Derby.

"It was a once in a lifetime experience," Sarah Palin said. "It was heavenly."

Palin, who was known for her "Drill, baby, drill" catchphrase in support of more domestic oil-drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, said she bet on Frac Daddy at the Derby. The horse was named for "fracking," the nickname for hydraulic fracturing, the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure to fracture shale rocks and release natural gas or oil.

"Frac Daddy, the name alone warranted a bet," Palin said. The horse finished 16th in a 19-horse field.

 The Governor is attending a post-Derby Day fundraiser for the Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington today.





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  • daisy_mae

    The Governor is too cool for school! Even at the Kentucky Derby she’s able to get out the message of freedom and independence! Do we love the Governor? YOU BETCHA! Thank you Doug :)

  • Lennart Bilén

    Sarah Palin is hitting on all 16 cylinders (yes, she is that powerful.
    She didn’t sport a hat at the Kentucky Derby. Maybe she has already thrown her hat in the ring for 2016?
    Run, Sarah, Run !!
    Only 91 fortnights left!!

  • wodiej

    It’s good for her to mingle w the rich and famous. Making friends w these folks can help fund her future presidential run.

  • FaithColeridge33

    She looked gorgeous. I’d like to see her put on a little weight. I hope Marylou put some good grub out for her. LOL

  • Quiet_Righty

    She looks so lovely in that dress at the Derby. Wish there was a better picture of her standing up at the event.

  • cudaforever

    Since Sarah has been now to the Derby and the Belmont Stakes she needs to make it a trifecta and go to the Third Jewel in the Crown – The Preakness in the People’s Republic of Maryland.. She can visit Dan Bongino @!!

    • FaithColeridge33

      There’s one other race I hope she’s more interested in.

  • carl arasi

    Americas Iron Lady Sarah Palin,2016!!

  • Patriot41

    Sarah’s comment about betting on Frac Daddy and her reason for doing so, brought quite a chuckle for me. She knows what is right for the nation and always finds a way to make the point.

    On the same token, as an amateur horse racing handicapper of years gone by, I met many people at the races, who bet on horses for all kinds of reasons. In racing, names are significant both with the horse and the rider. Then there are those who bet on the colors of the riding teams and of course, on the beauty of the animal. Millions of dollars are spent at the track daily on such superstitions, while all vital statistics other then the odds, are totally ignored. Racing fans never cease to amaze me. I say that with a smirk on my face.

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