What I wore: Lilly Pulitzer Dress / Vineyard Vines Tote (Sold out, similar here) (c/o) / Jonathan Adler Hat (c/o) / Jack Rogers Sandals / J.Crew Pearl Necklace, Bracelet (Old, newer version here), and Earrings / Kate Spade Sunnies
What Mitch wore: J.Crew Factory Shirt / Vineyard Vines Bow Tie (c/o) / J.Crew Factory Khakis / Sperry Boat Shoes
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Arlington Million with America’s Best Racing, a multimedia platform that aims to attract new horse racing fans by building awareness about how much fun the sport is. According to ABR, if you love horses, sports, fashion, betting, competition or simply having fun, then horse racing is for you! And let me tell you: horse racing is definitely for me. ;) (Though Mitch and I could sure use some help with tying a bow tie, haha. Good grief. After watching dozens of YouTube videos and countless attempts, we still couldn’t get the little drinks on the tie to go right-side up!)
Before the Arlington Million, I knew very little about horse racing and betting. But America’s Best Racing was so helpful. They gave me a crash course on horse racing terms, how to read a program, what it takes to become a great jockey, and how to make smart bets. We were even able to get up close and personal with some of the horses and jockeys! So awesome.
And the fashion? Oh my goodness. I’ve never seen so much preppy attire in one place in my entire life. (With the exception of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, I suppose.) I was in heaven! I also loved the atmosphere. (It was basically one giant party!) I had a blast with Mitch and our friend Gabby… and it was so nice meeting some new people from the Chicago area.
Anyway, I couldn’t recommend the experience more. Next year, my goal is actually make it out to Saratoga Springs with America’s Best Racing! To find horse racing events near you, visit the America’s Best Racing website. (And see the TV/radio schedule here.) Questions about horse racing? Drop America’s Best Racing a line at AmericasBestRacing@JockeyClub.com!