The Fillies & Stallions Derby Bash had guests bumping elbows with celebrities

Blinding flashing lights, both from cameras and the party inside the venue of the Mellwood Arts Center, set the tone for a celebrity-enlisted atmosphere of the the Fillies & Stallions Derby Bash. VIP sections containing specialty drinks were roped off, blatantly reserved for special guests who were to attend the Louisville, KY Derby pre-party. Of those who appeared at the Fillies & Stallions sixth annual bash were Joey Fatone, Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Anna Nicole Smith’s previous partner Larry E Birkhead, and several more.

"LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06:  Henry Melton and guests attend The 6th Annual Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby party, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds, along with Tito's Vodka, Jack Daniels and Red Bull on May 06, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors)"
“LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 06: Henry Melton and guests attend The 6th Annual Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby party, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds, along with Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniels and Red Bull on May 06, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors)”

Former *NSYNC member, Joey Fatone has attended the Derby the past sixteen years, according to Bustle, and this year was no exception. He showed up to the Fillies & Stallions party clad in a black V-neck T-shirt, blue jeans, Adidas shoes, and topped the look off with a midnight black cabbie cap.

Joey Fatone

Aaron Rodgers of the Greenbay Packers also cordially attended the Tito’s Vodka-sponsored gala with a posse of NFL teammates. After all was said and done with the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Rodgers extended his stay to see his friend, Randall Cobb graduate from the University of Kentucky, FoxSports reports. Other sport-invested MBA and NFL celebrities on the guest list include D’Angelo Russell, Warren Moon, Devin Booker, Avery Williamson, along with several others.

"LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06:  Titos Handmade Vodka on display at The 6th Annual Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby party, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds, along with Tito's Vodka, Jack Daniels and Red Bull on May 06, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors)"
Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors

Another familiar face, Joy actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, casually introduced himself to partygoers as “Jimmy.” As a newcomer to the Derby, Jean-Louis’ experience went well past the party. On Derby Day he posted a selfie on Instagram with the caption, “Beginner’s luck. One bet, one win thanks to Nyquist #kentuckyderby #haitianhero.”

Among other celebs spotted at the Kentucky Derby the morning after the party-filled evening include Kate Upton, Lady Antebellum, Josh Duhamel, Taylor Kinney, Kym Johnson, Robert Herjavec, Ray J, Stephen Amell, just to name a few.

"LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06:  (L-R) Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Ariana Madix, and Larry Birkhead  attend The 6th Annual Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby party, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds, along with Tito's Vodka, Jack Daniels and Red Bull on May 06, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors)"
“LOUISVILLE, KY – MAY 06: (L-R) Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, Ariana Madix, and Larry Birkhead attend The 6th Annual Fillies & Stallions Kentucky Derby party, hosted by Black Rock Thoroughbreds, along with Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniels and Red Bull on May 06, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Ark Endeavors)”

Until next year those who were able to get in will remember May 6, 2016 as a Derby Eve for the books, and by books we mean ones filled with autographs.

Beginner’s luck. One bet, one win thanks to Nyquist #kentuckyderby #haitianhero

A photo posted by Jimmy Jean-Louis (@jimmyjeanlouis) on

Facebook Comments
Natalie Murphy

I'm Natalie Murphy, an aspiring young adult, who loves pop culture, MTV, journalism, and celebrities. I'm a little bit of crazy mixed with splash of passion.

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed