Anna Nicole Smith’s Daughter Dannielynn Attends 2024 Kentucky Derby — and Sports a Last-Minute Haircut!

Dannielynn attended the event with her father, Larry Birkhead.

Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead is all grown up!

On Saturday, May 4, the 17-year-old and her dad Larry Birkhead attended the 150th Kentucky Derby together and posed for photos before heading to the racetrack.

“On the way to @kentuckyderby with Dannielynn after a great night at the Barnstable-Brown Gala and quick morning haircut or two,” Larry, 50, started the caption on his Instagram, highlighting his daughter’s fresh haircut.

“Dannielynn’s dress was inspired by her favorite character Hino Eiji, Kamen Rider OOO TaJaDor combo – she made me write that 😆 – because that character had the same shoulders as the design of the dress she found! 🤷‍♂️,” he added, noting her unique attire.

“Hey, whatever works, just trying to spend some quality time as this weekend of traditions comes to a close…” the proud dad concluded.

In the photos shared, Dannielynn could be seen in a vibrant red dress that she paired with a floral hat.

Her photographer father, meanwhile, donned a gray suit complete with a colorful tie and handkerchief.

The day before the annual event, Dannielynn and Larry attended the Barnstable-Brown Gala.

There, Dannielynn opted for an all-black look, previously worn by Janet Jackson.

Earlier this year, Larry shared a Reel on his joint Instagram with his daughter, showcasing a fun trip to Disneyland.

Dannielynn and her dad raced cars around the theme park’s Autopia ride and posed for pictures together.

“Dannielynn trying to show me her ‘driving skills’ at @waltdisneyworld Autotopia. After a year of telling her to study for her driver’s test and then her just being too lazy and ‘busy’ while at the same time telling me that she ‘doesn’t want to drive,’ she decided to show me what she’s got at Disney World,” Larry began his lengthy caption.

Admitting she “needs a little help,” Larry mentioned he told his daughter that once she passes a quiz at home, he’d take her for driving lessons because it makes him “too nervous.”

“All jokes aside, we always have a great time at Disney. Dannielynn has turned into a daredevil since the shock on her face of going down her first time on Splash Mountain. 😂,” he concluded the caption.

When Dannielynn turned 16, her proud father honored her with a sweet tribute.

“Dannielynn is such a great kid and she makes me so proud every day,” he shared. “I can’t believe she is old enough to drive! It seems like yesterday I was pushing her in a toy car!”

Larry also shared a heartwarming message to his daughter on Instagram, accompanied by a collage of images of Dannielynn from over the years.

“Sixteen years ago, my beautiful baby was born. That’s if you want to feel really old,” he teased. “Many people thought the odds were stacked against you, but maybe that was geared more towards me than you. Through tragedy, turmoil, and a couple of baby tantrums-today you shine bright and are so accomplished. So proud to be your Dad!”