Amid a chaotic and distressing week at Churchill Downs, one Kentucky Derby tradition continued to flourish.
Seven horses have died after training or racing at the track during the past two weeks, leading to vast lineup changes ahead of the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby.
But ornately dressed fans arrived in full regalia as usual Saturday, with distinct hats stealing the spotlight.
Here is a sampling of some of the top Derby hats on display at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.