Fall at Churchill Downs and Del Mar

Shopping for the Racing Enthusiast


Make your list, check it twice, and check out ours before you...Go Shopping! MyDerbyLove.com wants to help you have more time for mirth and merriment at this wonderful time of year, so our own little elves have assembled a list of fabulous gifts for the ... [Continue Reading]

Churchill Downs - Fall Meet Opens

Bar Belle: Thanksgiving at the Downs — I’ll be thankful for a winning horse!

  This year I'm celebrating Thanksgiving at Churchill Downs, and I'm dragging my parents along with me for the day. If I live to tell about it, my full report will be found here. Mom's never even tasted a Mint Julep, so it should be interesting, to say ... [Continue Reading]


Last Week at Churchill-just for a while

The sun is setting on Churchill Downs' 2014 Fall Meet, but the fun's not over yet! MyDerbyLove.com is giving away Box Seats to Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs and you could be the lucky winner, but you can take the whole family out to Churchill Downs and ... [Continue Reading]


Bye Bye Bing

Del Mar closes out its Bing Crosby Season with four action-packed days Thanksgiving Day through Sunday the 30th of November.  They have a whole slew of special activities planed plus 7 graded stakes races including the  $300k G1 Hollywood Derby where California ... [Continue Reading]

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Girls Got Swag

Bar Belle: Swagger at the track … and a little bit of Overtime

It was a beautiful fall day in Louisville last Saturday and we had unusually warm temperatures for it being so late in November. Naturally, hordes of Louisvillians flocked to Churchill Downs to partake in one of the last weekends of racing for the year. I was no different, but this time I was armed with… Continue Reading

La Jolla

Neighborhood Spotlight: La Jolla

La Jolla isn’t technically part of North County, but it does neighbor Del Mar. Get to know this affluent neighborhood; there’s a lot to see and do, so get to it! Eat The Cottage Come prepared for a wait, but it will be well worth it: delicious breakfast/brunch in a garden setting. We recommend: the… Continue Reading

Jockey Silks Bar - Galt House

Big on Bourbon?

  You’ve come to the right place!  Louisville is big on Bourbon and loves to share history, lore and tastes. There are always great opportunities  to sample some of Kentucky’s most well-known export, learn something about Bourbon and have a n awesome good time, Kentucky style. Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge is upscale and… Continue Reading

In The Know

Downs After Dark Shaken Not Stirred

Bar Belle: Downs After Dark was chilly, shaken and stirred

With the temperatures hovering at a chilly 31 degrees Friday night in Louisville, those attending Churchill Downs' only Downs After Dark event of the Fall Meet scurried through the gates seeking warmth inside. Many of the folks dressed to the theme of the ... [Continue Reading]

Louisville Tacos

Bar Belle: Off the beaten path — A tantalizing taco trifecta a stone’s throw from the track

It was a long Breeders' Cup weekend at Churchill Downs. Let's just say I bet, I yelled and I did not conquer a winning ticket. Bayern's shady first move had me enraged. An empty wallet and the memories of too many mint juleps were all I had to show for an ... [Continue Reading]

Jack is manning the grill.

Bar Belle: Dingaling no more — I finally won!

My losing streak came to an end last week and I didn't even break the Internet! I finally won on a horse named Dingalingaling, which I bet across the board. He was a longshot that paid out 17 whole bucks. In layman's terms, that might not seem like a lot. But ... [Continue Reading]


Neighborhood Spotlight: Solana Beach

By now you’ve learned a lot about Del Mar, not just about what’s hot at the track, but also the places to eat, drink and play outside the seaside oval. Solana Beach, just north of Via De La Valle, is a cute little walkable enclave with art galleries and ... [Continue Reading]