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Hat Parade

The second most entertaining parade on the first Saturday in May, next to the Kentucky Derby "post parade", is the parade of hats on display at Churchill Downs. From the fantastic to the sublime, there are no rules or limits.

In the Clubhouse and Paddock, women of grace and taste sport classy, fashionable styles. In the infield, the headwear has a zanier character. Does a Derby hat improve one's luck at picking winners? Some say, "yes, it certainly helps."

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