This weekend's Kentucky Derby ended in an unexpected tragedy when the second-place horse, Eight Belles, was severely injured and euthanized after completing the race.
It put an unfortunate damper on an event that is typically a big party draw. This weekend was no exception. Travis Tritt and Lee Ann Womack were among a long list of celebrities who were on hand for the race and for the Barnstable Brown Gala the night before. Others who made it out to Churchill Downs included Smokey Robinson, Kid Rock, Hugh Hefner, Joey Fatone, Anastasia Brown, Michael McDonald, Chelsea Clinton, Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young and former Supreme Mary Wilson.
"It's a chance to sort of get away from the kids, spend some time by ourselves," Travis told the Associated Press with his wife, Theresa, at his side.
Travis performed at the party Friday night, and he had a perfectly good explanation for coming back to Louisville year after year for the Run For The Roses.
As he told TV station WLKY, "We're invited."