Christopher Dean and Denise Needham of Long Island, N.Y., came to the Kentucky Oaks as part of an 18-day road trip that included New Orleans and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where he bought the horse's head hat.  After Derby, they're heading to Nashville.   Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com
Christopher Dean and Denise Needham of Long Island, N.Y., came to the Kentucky Oaks as part of an 18-day road trip that included New Orleans and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where he bought the horse's head hat. After Derby, they're heading to Nashville. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com Herald-Leader
Christopher Dean and Denise Needham of Long Island, N.Y., came to the Kentucky Oaks as part of an 18-day road trip that included New Orleans and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where he bought the horse's head hat. After Derby, they're heading to Nashville. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Kentucky Oaks day less costly, less crowded and lots of fun

May 02, 2014 07:19 PM

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