They're big and they're racy: Hats of the Kentucky Derby
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Kentucky Derby hats( David J. Phillip, Associated Press )
Rachel Alexandra (that's a filly, not a woman) won the $554,500 Kentucky Oaks race Friday at Churchill Downs. Now, spectators and horse-racing fans turn their attention to today's 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.
But for some, it's not just about the horses. Head-turning hats--from cheesy to classy--vie for attention at the event held every year in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. Check out a video and photographs of Derby hats at www.kentuckyderby.com/2009/.
Wendy Haight of Louisville, Ky., wears a fancy hat in the paddock area before the Kentucky Oaks race Friday.