Forget the ponies. They are a sideshow compared to the ridiculous headwear of the betting-elite.
Churchill Downs offers a wide array of beauty during the Kentucky Derby. You might spot the breathtaking Garland of Roses or hear the rhythm of “My Kentucky Home.”
But the real focus should be on the fancy woman with her mint julep cocktail in hand with a peacock on her head.
It’s not always the famous that rock this horse show, though. Even the locals and diehards step out with some serious fashion statements on this first week of May.
Hats off to them.