Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 11, shines at Kentucky Derby with dad Larry

The father-daughter duo have attended every race since 2010 when Dannielynn was only three years old


                            Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead, 11, shines at Kentucky Derby with dad Larry

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is becoming a master at dazzling the red carpet appearance. Dannielynn was spotted attending the 144th annual horse race in Louisville at the famed thoroughbred racetrack Churchill Downs on Saturday (May 5) for the ninth year in a row.



Dannielynn glowed as she struck a pose on the red carpet along with her dad, Larry Birkhead. The 11-year-old was not shy to show-off her wide smile. Keeping it simple yet classy at the same time, Dannielynn was seen wearing a white silk Southern belle gown with blue hydrangea appliqués. The flowers on the dress matched with her white shoes and white fascinator. To pair up her attire, Dannielynn chose to keep her hair down and stuck to minimalist matching jewelry along with white gloves.

On the other hand, Larry wore a blue checkered suit and paired it with a white shirt, blue paisley tie, black shoes and a blue pocket square. He even took to Twitter to share the sweet snap of him and his daughter. “Celebrating the Kentucky Derby with Dannielynn,” he wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of the two. “Rain won’t spoil our awesome Derby day! 🐎 #halfwaycooldad," he wrote. 



The father-daughter pair has been attending the event since 2010. One can say it is a special day for both of them as they get to enjoy something that they both love. Over the years, Larry has made sure that he has shared the pictures of the two from the event on his social media

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Larry Birkhead and daughter Dannielynn Birkhead attend the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Another thing that makes the event even more special and meaningful happens to be the fact that Larry met Anna at the very same event back in 2003. Last year he shared a picture of him and Dannielynn from the event and wrote, "Dannielynn before she raided the dessert room at the Barnstable-Brown Party where I met her Mom in 2003."  

Larry, who works as a photographer, has raised Dannielynn as a single dad. 

Dannielynn was only five months old when Anna died at age 39 following a drug overdose in Florida in 2007. Even though Anna is no longer alive, Larry makes sure that their daughter connects with her in every way she can. The pictures of the father-daughter duo prove the strong bond shared between them.