Listen, I like horses as much as the next Average Joe. But you know what I love with all of my heart? A good celebrity sighting. So naturally, I've spent the first Saturday in May scouring social media for the craziest 2017 Kentucky Derby celebrity appearances. That's right. I've devoted a whole day to this goodness and, friends, I am about to provide a good bounty for you to feast your eyes upon. Are you ready for this?
So, first things first: It's admittedly a mixed bag when it comes to celebrities at the Kentucky Derby. Undoubtedly all of them are stars and famous faces, but this unique sporting event attract all sorts of celebrities. You get your athletes, your news and talk show personalities, reality TV stars, and yes, even the occasional actor. It's truly an exciting time to be an avid celebrity watcher.
Perhaps the most endearing celebrity appearance at the 2017 Kentucky Derby this year was Tracy Morgan's. The 30 Rock actor brought along his wife to the Churchill Downs because, according to the actor, he wanted to cross this off his bucket list following his recovery from his severe car accident. It's some truly amazing stuff. Morgan was joined by a plethora of celebrities though, including the wild bunch listed below. Check 'em out.
1. Jerry Rice
Football heavyweight Jerry Rice was spotted early Saturday afternoon at the Kentucky Derby proceedings revved up.
2. Laura Bell Bundy
The Legally Blonde Broadway star showed up to the Churchill Downs looking rather festive.
3. Jeff Bridges
The Dude is at the Kentucky Derby! Be still, my beating heart.
4. Tracy Morgan
As mentioned above, the comedian checked one item off his bucket list while looking ridiculously cool on the Kentucky Derby red carpet.
5. Justin Hartley
Our fave This Is Us star brought along his fiancée, daytime soap actor Chrishell Stause, to watch the Kentucky Derby.
6. Joey Fatone
Joey Fatone look fabulous in his red suit at the Kentucky Derby.
7. Katie Couric, Tom Brady, & Aaron Rodgers
Katie Couric did the 2017 Kentucky Derby like a boss. Cigar at the ready, Couric got a cheeky picture with football players Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.
8. Stephen Amell
Stephen Amell et Cassandra au 143ème Kentucky Derby à Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. pic.twitter.com/CWaSQpdk2G— Stephen Amell FR (@SAmellFr) May 6, 2017
The Green Arrow actor made his annual appearance at the Kentucky Derby alongside his wife and former America's Next Top Model contestant, Cassandra Jean Amell.
9. The Stars Of Vanderpump Rules
These Vanderpump Rules power couples (Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Tom Sandoval, and Ariana Madix) traveled to Kentucky together and most definitely in style.
10. Larry David
There's no need to curb your enthusiasm for this celebrity appearance.
11. Carson Kressly
The former Celebrity Apprentice contestant weighed in on the various fashion trends at the 2017 Kentucky Derby for NBC.
12. Harry Connick Jr.
The jazzy crooner and talk show host did the honors of singing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby.
13. Jesse Eisenberg
The Social Network star popped up at Barnstable Brown's Kentucky Derby pre-party on Friday night.
14. Mira Sorvino
Sorvino returned to the Kentucky Derby with one heck of a great hat.
15. Rickie Fowler
The golfer and low-key Leonardo Dicaprio lookalike (pictured with the green pants) attended the Kentucky Derby with fellow PGA players.
16. Guy Fieri
The Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host posed for a picture complete with ring bling with other famous face, Jerry Rice.
These celebrities definitely made the 2017 Kentucky Derby exponentially more interesting.