The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is 1.25 miles long for three year old thoroughbreds. It takes place every year at the Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. It is also known by many as the "run for roses" and the "most exciting two minutes in sports." Here are some fun/interesting quick facts about the Kentucky Derby:
•A horse coming out of post position number 15 has never won.
•The Kentucky Derby trophy is two feet tall and made out of 56 ounces of gold.
•Mint Julep is name of the Kentucky Derby's official drink.
If you are planning to attend the Kentucky Derby you are going to need a Kentucky Derby hat. This is because the Kentucky Derby has been one of the most popular hat fashion events since 1875.
These are hats designed to get you noticed. Making a fashion statement is not the only reason that people purchase and sport these flashy derby hats. In addition to being extremely stylish, they also provide the wearer with protection from the sun. In fact, the wider the brim is – the more protection the wearer shall receive from the sun. Thanks to the tightly woven style, wide brims, and solid cotton these hats are created with it shields the wearers face, shoulder, and neck from the UV rays of the sun.