This weekend is the138th running of the Kentucky Derby. It is held annually on the first Saturday of May in Louisville, Kentucky and will take place this Saturday May 5th at 6:23 pm. It will be televised in the U.S. on NBC. The Kentucky Derby follows a week-long festival in Louisville.
The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports", "The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports", and "The Run For The Roses" because of the blanket of roses (554 to be exact) draped over the winner. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the US Triple Crown. The next is "The Preakness Stakes" and then "The Belmont Stakes." The horse must win all three to win "The Triple Crown."
Well it certainly is exciting if you are into horse races. But enough about the race----let's talk about the fashion!
It's all about "The Hat." And do we mean HAT. They are really spectacular to say the least. Most of the hats are the southern belle design. Some are soooo extravagant while others are more conservative. I guess that this depends on the personality of the person wearing the hat. Some women believe that wearing these spectacular hats can bring good luck to their horses. But it is really just about showing off elegant fashion and spectacular hats. This year Kate Middleton is definitely going to have influence on the fashion at Churchill Downs. Probably a little bit more subdued. But who knows the hats have never been subdued before. It is an event to "Strut your Stuff."
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Would you want to go to the Kentucky Derby and wear one of those amazing hats? I know I would!
Check out more about the Kentucky Derby Hats here.
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