Run for the Roses or Fashion Parade, Orb was clearly the winner at this year’s Kentucky Derby. Having never attended the event, I have always envision it like Ascot in My Fair Lady; elegantly dressed ladies in extraordinary hats and handsomely attired men with the horse race supplying an excuse to be there thus clad. What a shame that we don’t have more such occasions!
Rain reduced some of hats to indistinguishable colors wrapped in plastic but many chapeaus survived, at least for a photo op.
Of course, there were the usual bizarre ensembles as well. Wouldn’t it be disappointing if some people didn’t want to inject a bit of humor into this proper, 139 year old tradition?
If you didn’t get to be there, enjoy the event vicariously.