Run for the Roses


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.

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