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Destin Picked as a Winner in the Kentucky Derby

Derby Destin

Destin will be racing in this year’s Kentucky Derby! And of course, we’ll be cheering on this special horse that has our coastal city as his name. Not only do we have many friends, guests and owners in Kentucky, but Destin’s ties to the Kentucky Derby are even deeper this year. 
Destin, a three-year old colt, raced at Tampa Bay Downs on March 12. He won the race, and set a track record in the process. Now Destin will run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5-6 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Destin’s mother is “Dream of Summer.” Owners Randy Gullatt and Steve Davison said they came up with the name Destin because Destin is a great place to dream of summer AND Destin means “fate or destiny.”

And we think it is destiny as well. We’ve enjoyed hosting Louisville residents for three decades to our sugar sand beaches. In fact, we hosted Lousiville.com editor Elizabeth Meyer this fall and she was reminded why Destin is Louisville's beach. Read about her Destin adventures online.

We invite to join us in cheering on Destin! If you're in town, make plans to attend the Destin Derby Party hosted by the Junior League of the Emerald Coast at Emerald Bay Golf Club on May 7 from 3-7 p.m.

Ready to come back to Destin, Florida for vacation?  View our premier Destin vacation rentals online to find your perfect home away from home or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-225-7652.

See you @ the beach!

*Photo Credit Junior League of the Emerald Coast and the Destin Log 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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