As you may or may not know, I am a huge Thoroughbred racing fan. I've followed the sport for over 12 years and worked at a racetrack both in the marketing department on the frontside and as a groom/hotwalker on the backside. I've been to countless tracks and several big events, including the Breeders' Cup. Needless to say, I know my way around the Form, the track and the horses.
But with all this, I still haven't made it to the Kentucky Derby yet. This is pretty sad, but I at least tried to make up for it at least year's Preakness.
Still, I would love to get to the Derby. I say that mostly because of the horses, but there's also that bit of me that would be excited to rock a Derby hat. I'm a fan of the simple and elegant hats: a pretty accent on top and a swoop over the lady's eye. Here are some of my favorites that I found in between studying pedigrees, workouts and past performances:
What hats are your favorites? Who are you planning on betting in the Derby?