Scenes from the Kentucky Derby

Hold onto your hats! It's time for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Look inside to get a taste of of the atmosphere at Churchill Downs.

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This pink hat is wider than its wearer. Click through to see more scenes from the Kentucky Derby.
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Mad hatter Sarah Golden opted for fresh white with some wild bird feathers.
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This beauty, Animal Kingdom, was the day's big winner.
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A pretty in pink spectator and her gentleman friend studied the racing program before the Derby began.
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Voila un chapeau with a classic shape and springy blossoms.
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Combine a giant hat and a few mint juleps and the shoes are coming off!
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Fancy hats: they're not just for the ladies. Eric Williams of Chicago spotted this eye-catcher.
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Now this is how it's done.
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Jockey Corey J. Lanerie rode Why Pretend through the paddock before the fifth race.
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A peacock-hatted spectator toasts to the races.
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Skip Koepnick, from Wyoming, Mich., showed off his Derby hat, too. Does it spin?
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A shadowy spectator shows off her chapeau.
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One Derby fan can barely be spotted behind her hat of roses.
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Now that's devotion. A lone spectator waits in the stands for the races to begin.
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Amanda Lasater, Mason, Tx., checked the racing program.
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Exercise riders made their way to the track for an early morning workout before the Derby.
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Kentucky Derby entrant Decisive Moment trainer Juan Arias held his horse after morning workouts before the Derby.
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Exercise rider Carlos Correa takes Kentucky Derby entrant Dialed In for a workout before the 137th Kentucky Derby.
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A spectator walks through the paddock area before the 137th Kentucky Derby.
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In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, spectators line up to bet at a wagering window before the Derby.
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A woman protects her hat from the rain with a plastic cover,.
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George Holtee, from Prairie Village, Kan, wears a spires hat in the paddock area.
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A spectator reads the racing program before the race.
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Lookin' good, dude. Zac Buddenberg, from San Diego, walks through the paddock area.
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