Model Anna Nicole Smith always enjoyed attending the Kentucky Derby and her 5-year-old daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is no different. She and father Larry Birkhead were all smiles on the red carpet at the 138th Run for the Roses.
Dannielynn appears to have come through her rather tumultuous childhood largely unscathed. Her mother died just a few months after she was born; she also lost a brother, Daniel, when she was just a few days old. Dannielynn was also the center of an intense paternity battle between Birkhead, lawyer Howard K. Stern, Mark Hatten and Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband Frederic Prinz von Anhalt.
This was Dannielynn’s third trip to the Kentucky Derby – she made an appearance the last two years as well. It was a popular trip for her parents. In fact, Birkhead and Smith met at the 2004 Kentucky Derby.