They don't call it the Kentucky Derby for nothin'--did you all get a glimpse of the headwear in residence in Louisville on Saturday? Wow!
New Kentucky coach John Calipari showed up, sans hat, so as to not mess up that slicked-hair on his noggin'. But, other stars were out in force with hats firmly on heads--particularly the ladies. Those spotted in the crowd included Leann Rimes, Kim Kardashian, Phyllis George, Valerie Bertinelli and Aretha Franklin. Kid Rock showed up and, yes, had his ever-present hat on his head. Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) was in attendance--no hat but natty suit. And, Nick Lachey got plenty of air time on NBC's broadcast.
By the way, I did not know this but there is an 18-character limit on a racehorse's name. So, Pioneerof the Nile, who placed in the Derby, smashes together "Pioneer" and "of" to make the 18-character cut. There were no similar worries for No Revenge, a late scratch who clearly did not get any revenge, nor surprise winner Mine That Bird.
Bird, paid out $103.20 on a $2 ticket--not a bad day at the races if you happened to pick this 50-to-1 shot.