Photos by Tony Bennett, Kathryn Harrington, Scott Henson, Louis Tinsley, Christian Watson and Hunter Zieske
On both Oaks and Derby 144, our photographers captured thousands of swoon-worthy and sophisticated ensembles. Some race-goers become so enraptured by the looks of their fellow spectators that they nearly forget to pay attention to the Thoroughbreds. While the Great Derby Downpour dampened the big day, it didn’t stop fans from bringing out their most festive, fashionable and over-the-top outfits.
Stephen and Cassandra Amell
Bart Burton with Shannon Burton in Rose Dress. Dress sponsored by the Churchill Downs Foundation made by Amy Streeter.