The Trophy Goes To: “Hat and Horses” event sponsor Gillian Hamer presents a trophy to Leena Gagarshina for having the most creative hat.
The Marco Island Yacht Club held its 2nd Annual “Hats and Horses” Kentucky Derby Day Celebration. This year’s theme was
Daily Double Winner: Yacht Club member Irina Lilja reacts as Club Chairman Dave Everitt announces she won the top prize for picking the first and second place horses.
“Run for the Roses” and participants enjoyed Derby Day Mint Juleps and hors d’oeuvres as they handicapped the race and
Best Derby Day Hat Awards went to (from left) Dan McElaney, most humorous; Irina Lilja, most original; Karenna Dewitt, most elegant; Commodore Lois Dixon, best nautical theme; and Leena Gagarshina, most creative hat. Submitted by Jon Holt
made their bets. Following the race, everyone enjoyed an Old Kentucky Home dinner topped off with a slice of Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.