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2009 Kentucky Derby Hat Gallery

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There are many traditions associated with the Kentucky Derby from the blanket of roses to mint juleps. Attending the Derby is more than just watching a race. It is being immersed in a culture that is undeniably unique. Ladies in hats is one of the best known traditions and probably as old as the Derby itself. From small and tasteful to large and frilly, you will see hats in all colors of the rainbow on women of all ages, sometimes even together in groups. Everyone enjoys the hat parade and the wearers are all glad to show them off. Here is a selection of 25 hats I spotted at the 2009 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs for you to enjoy. Who knows, it may even give you some ideas for your own hat in the future.

Feathers were back this year with a vengeance and pink was very popular, especially on Oaks day with the "Pink Out" that day for breast cancer awareness.

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