This Saturday, thousands have gathered at Churchill Downs to watch the world’s fastest horses compete in the Kentucky Derby.
However, the event is more than just a race.
It is also a social gathering where attendees dress to the nines while breaking out the most (and least) glamourous headwear they can find.
It is a tradition that dates back to the very first Kentucky Derby in 1875, as outlandish hats have become as synonymous with the race as mint julips and thoroughbreds.
Here are a few choice hats from the 2016 Kentucky Derby.