Fans gathered Saturday to watch the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs. But the real attraction was the hats.
Some were colorful. Others were bold and daring. A couple were larger than life. A few were understated. This year’s crop of hats spotted at Preakness ran the fashion spectrum.
Interviews by Sun reporter John-John Williams and photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox.
Whether you’re preparing for this weekend’s trek to Pimlico, or just a little web curious about its impending horseplay, you should spend some time getting to know the rich and exuberant history of Preakness. Below is a side-by-side glimpse into the evolution of Preakness to give you a little taste of what an estimated 120,000 people should be expecting.
Orb, co-owned by Stuart Janney III, won Kentucky Derby glory Saturday — through the mud — in 2:02.89 to win by 261/27 lengths. Can Orb win the Triple Crown? He’ll have to prove himself again come May 18 at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland in the second leg of the thoroughbred racing competition. Weigh in on our FB page or in the comments section.
View more photos from the 139th Kentucky Derby.