The 50 Best Hats of the 2014 Kentucky Derby

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Every May for the past 140 years, spectators have flocked to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. to watch “the greatest two minutes in sports.” Horses gallop and soar around the track, and some people will leave the race richer than they could imagine, while some will wish they stayed home. Mint juleps and floppy spring hats are an old tradition, and every year the drinks get stronger and the hats get wackier. For those of you who couldn’t make it this year, we put together a gallery of our favorite hats (for better or for worse) for you to enjoy. If you want something a little toned down for your own spring wardrobe, check out this gallery.