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Celebrities Chapeaus at the Kentucky Derby

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Recording Artist Singer Cyndi Lauper poses for a photo-op at 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky























































Actress Debra Messing, Star of 'Will & Grace' poses on the red carpet for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky





















































 'Top Chef' host Gail Simmons and judge arrives for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentuckky





















































Larry Birkhead and his and Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn, 5, pose for a photo-op at the Kentucky Derby Red Carpet, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky



























Tennis Stars Steffi Graf and her husband Andre Agassi poses on the red carpet  for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky


























































Tennis Stars Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf, Longines ambassadors, attend Kentucky Oaks Day festivities





















































Ice-T and Coco pose for a photo-op on  the Kentucky Derby Red Carpet, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky























































Skier Lindsay Vonn poses on the red carpet  for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky
























Recording Artist Mary J Blige poses for a photo-op at   the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucy






















































Star Jones walks the Kentucky Derby Red Carpet, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky


























 Host of Style Network's 'How Do I Look?' Jeannie Mai poses on the red carpet at the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky



































Vicki Gunvalson, star of 'Real Housewives of Orange County' poses for a photo-op  for the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky
















This year A-listers attended the 138th Kentucky Derby wearing their elegant, fashionable and eccentric chapeaus.

Horse racing in Kentucky is rich in history, dating back to 1789 when the first race course was laid out in Lexington. However, it was almost 100 years later in 1875 that Churchill Downs Racetrack officially opened and began its tradition as "Home of the Kentucky Derby."
In 1787, The Commons, a park-like block near Lexington's Race Street was used by horsemen for racing. By 1789, complaints by "safety minded" citizens led to the formal development of a race meet at The Commons. The men who organized this race meet, including Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay, also formed the Commonwealth's first Jockey Club. The organization later was named the Kentucky Jockey Club in 1809.

Racing in Louisville dates back to 1783 when local sources reported that races were held on Market Street in the downtown area. To alleviate the problems associated with racing on the busy city thoroughfare, a course was developed on Shippingport Island in 1805. Racing was conducted on the island in the Ohio River at what was called the Elm Tree Gardens.

For more information please visit http://www.kentuckyderby.com/

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