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These Vintage Kentucky Derby Photos Are Every Hat Lover's Dream

The 141st Kentucky Derby is this weekend, which can only mean one thing: plenty of hats and excess mint julep drinking will soon be upon us.

Over the years, the "Greatest Two Minutes In Sports" has attracted huge crowds both in the grandstands in Louisville and at bars all over the country. Attendees come dressed to the nines in their derby best, and from the looks of these shots from the '80s and early '90s, they've been doing so for quite some time.

From the good, to the bad, to the just plain excessive, the day is just as much about style as it is about horse racing. Check out the fashionable fun below.

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Courtesy of Penelope Miller/America's Best Racing
Courtesy of Penelope Miller/America's Best Racing
Courtesy of Penelope Miller/America's Best Racing
Courtesy of Penelope Miller/America's Best Racing
Courtesy of Penelope Miller/America's Best Racing