In 2016 Derby Days Dazzled Denver With A Passion for Fashion

Photos & article by Joe Contreras & Miguel Baca Barragan…Latin Life Denver

It was billed as the style event of the year in Denver for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Several events were held throughout the metro area.

Latin Life Denver was pleased to be a sponsor for
Derby 16, presented by promoter Cedric Pride at Arapahoe Park Race Track in Aurora. It was intended to be a true trackside experience but inclement weather moved the festivities indoors.

None the less, no one seemed to mind, as the sold out affair showed off ladies hat and men’s derby’s with chic fashions to match. Nearly 500 people came out for the party which, despite the rain, did not disappoint.

The event was held in cooperation with the Urban Spectrum newspaper.Aurora, with actor Morris Chestnut from Fox-TV’s “Rosewood” and the movie “Boyz n the Hood” as master of ceremonies. “American Idol” alum Ashton Jones was a special guest, and Juliette Hemingway exhibited her “funky cool
art.” Tony Axium Jr. got the party started with his soulful, sexy jazz sounds.

Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media

Photos by Miguel Baca Barragan, Latin Life Denver Media