It wouldn't be the Kentucky Derby without some of your favorite Bravo celebrities showing up to have a good time. As is tradition, a few of the Vanderpump Rules cast are attending the 2017 Kentucky Derby, and boy, they're really doing the damn thing. Like, I truly admire their commitment to partying like the classy ladies and gents that they are, because they are making it look like so much fun.
In attendance for Kentucky Derby weekend were two of Vanderpump Rules' all-star couples. Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix joined besties Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright for a weekend full of celebration and style. The foursome made sure to dutifully document their adventures at the Churchill Downs in Lexington, Kentucky through their respective social media pages, leaving us (well, mostly me if we're being totally honest) jonesin' to join them for a mint julep or two.
It's become sort of a tradition for the Vanderpump Rules squad to storm to the Kentucky Derby racetrack every year. Last year, this same group attended the derby together, but — if you can think back to spring 2016 — you may recall that Taylor and Sandoval were going through a bit of a rough patch. As such, their Kentucky Derby reunion was a pretty major event. Not only do these guys love the derby, but the derby has some sort of magical powers of reconciliation floating around in the air. No wonder they attend every year.
As seen on Instagram, the Vanderpump Rules squad has been attending a handful of festive parties and gatherings in the lead up to Saturday's big race. On Friday night, they all attended a party at Barnstable Brown's. There, Taylor and Cartwright grabbed a picture with country music legend Travis Tritt and Taylor documented a concert with '80s rock legends, Sammy Hagar and Richie Sambora, rocking out alongside Kid Rock. Sandoval, not to be outdone, made sure to actually get a selfie, complete with a top hat, with Hagar. Well played, my guy.
It should come as no surprise that the Vanderpump Rules team knows how to do the Kentucky Derby. Let's hope they keep documenting their good times for us all to enjoy for the rest of the weekend.
On Ariana: Hat by Giovannio