Hats, Mint Juleps & Roses: Kentucky Derby Staples Explained
Here's an explanation of some of the Kentucky Derby's most iconic traditions, including the origins of big hats and mint juleps at the races.By Jill Ornitz | May 2, 2015
As horse racing fans across the country gear up for the 141st Kentucky Derby, here's a look at the history of the race's most iconic traditions.
When it comes to race fashion, we have England to thank for the over-the-top hats women wear at The Derby. (Video via Fashion At The Races)
The Derby was modeled after racing at England's Epsom Downs.