About 164,000 people are expected to flock to the Churchill Downs area for Saturday's race, with those not holding out on the horses enjoying the lavish food and drink, unique atmosphere and hats that are even more outlandish than those at a British royal's wedding.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby (with nothing better to do since his team was quickly bounced from Stanley Cup contention) showed up in a sharp suit. He's sure to be one of many celebrities and sports stars checking out the race.
Sid the Kid wasn't wearing one of the outrageous hats that add intrigue to event, but plenty of others were. See that and other interesting sites at the Kentucky Derby in our race day gallery.
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