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The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The Kentucky Derby

It’s de riguer to wear extravagant hats to the Kentucky Derby, which means there’s lots of opportunities for attendees to go completely over-the-top. This year’s Derby was no exception — attendees sported wild hats, and in some cases, even more outrageous dresses. Take a look at our gallery of Derby Day looks and let us know what you think in the comments.

People Who Attended/Embody The Maxim Kentucky Derby “Fillies And Stallions” Party

Yes, that’s Ashton Kutcher and Guy Fieri, doing that thing that they do (being d-bags), at the Maxim Kentucky Derby party.

23 Kentucky Derby-Inspired Pickup Lines

Ever wonder how to hit on someone at The Kentucky Derby? These pickup lines are a safe bet:

1. I’m like the Kentucky Derby, the most exciting 2 minutes of your year.

2. Wanna get Kentucky Dirty?

3. I’ll be the boss and you can be my Secretariat. Keep reading »

The 3 Kentucky Derby Horses You Need to Know About For Race Day

And … they’re off! Well, almost. The 138th Kentucky Derby is today, so mix up those mint juleps and get your racing form ready! What’s that you say? You can’t place your bets because you don’t know anything about the horses this year?

Don’t worry — we can help you out with that one. Well, as much as anybody can help anybody out with gambling, which is, you know, unpredictable. That’s why they call it gambling.

Anyway, as far as we can tell, these are the top three horses to watch in the 2012 Run for the Roses. Read more…

A Female Jockey Could Make History At The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby has been going strong for 136 hat-filled years. But in all those races, a mere five female jockeys have competed—and none of them crossed the finish line first. But this weekend, we’re hoping that Rosie Napravnik, age 23, can change that. Rosie (left) will be rising a horse with the best name ever—Pants on Fire—who has a good shot at winning after taking home the win at the Louisiana Derby. May Kentucky be as lucky a state for Rosie.

Oh, but there are two more interesting ladies hoping for Derby glory—trainers Kathy Ritvo and Kathleen O’Donnell. Keep reading »

Work It, Johnny Weir!

The ice skating diva came to the Kentucky Derby in style, respecting tradition by wearing a fabulous fetching chapeau. Speaking of the Derby, did y’all watch? I lost $20 betting on the filly, but what can I say, I always gotta support the ladies. [Louisville, KY, 5/1/10] Keep reading »

The Perfect Match: Horse Racing And Cocktails

Today is the Kentucky Derby (post time for the Triple Crown race is 6:24 pm). You know what that means? Gambling! Big, funny hats! And copious amounts of drinking! After the jump, the recipe for the favorite beverage of the Derby, the Mint Julep. Keep reading »

Einstein The Horse Is Smaller Than Your Cat

With the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, we have horses on the brain, and the cutest one we’ve ever seen came into the world just last week. Einstein the horse was born last Thursday, April 22, weighing just 6 pounds, which means he’s overthrown (underthrown?) the current Guinness record for a newborn horse, 9 pounds. Click through to watch a video of the amazing Einstein in action; he may never win a Derby, but he’s already won our hearts. Keep reading »

It’s Kentucky Derby Time! Five Facts About “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”

The Kentucky Derby, also known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” is going down today, and it’s about way more than a bunch of horses running in a circle. The Derby is an event in and of itself, spawning days of partying, drinking, and awesome clothing. After the jump, all you need to know about the event, from this year’s favorite to how many mint juleps will be made at Churchill Downs. Keep reading »

Host Your Own Kentucky Derby Party: Essential Race-Day Grub

Giddy up, party girls! The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, and even if you won’t be cheering on the horsies at Churchill Downs, you can throw a propah Southern Derby soirée like a pro. So, get ready and get set for our Derby party grub guide: mint juleps, creamy cheddar grits, Benedictine, and fried chicken. Keep reading »

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