Top 10 hats from Kentucky Derby

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Kentucky Derby is held annually since 1875. It is a race on a distance of 2 km. Thousands of people gathers on it every year. This time, the number of people who came broke the record, as there were 170 thousands people present. The race was won by American Pharaoh, at the same time giving hope on winning the Triple Crown since 1978.

Apart from the riding competitions, there is also a fierce rivalry between women. The winner would be the one who wears the most creative, the most peculiar hat. They are decorated with various things, starting with horses’ flo, and different types of artificial flowers, and ending on the birds’ feathers and artificial grass. Mostly, the hats serve to make people smile ;). This year, the creativity of contestants outdid themselves.

Our TOP 10 hats from Kentucky Derby

Kentuck Derby 2012  Hats on parade:  When you've got a hat like this, you can't limit yourself to a single day of preening. With more than 100,000 people at Churchill Downs on Friday for the running of the Kentucky Oaks, one day before the Derby, there was plenty of preening fashion plates. Here, Rachel Ford sticks with the floral theme of Derby week.


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From the horses exhibition to Derby! That’s what we like 😉


(Brynn Anderson)


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There could never be too much pink ;).

Kentucky Derby 2012: Craziest racing hats ever - NY Daily News

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