The fastest 2 minutes in sports is fast approaching. The first Saturday in May, all eyes will be on Louisville, Kentucky, as the top three-year-old thoroughbreds from around the world compete to take home the roses, and hopefully, the first leg of a Triple Crown. ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ will be heard from afar, and hat shops will be bustling as everyone plans their outfit around the famous racing trend.
What one wears to the derby is almost as important, if not more, as on what horse to bet. Although the derby hat is the main attraction, the whole ensemble – from your jewels down to your shoes – will be on display. Dressing up for Derby is half the fun, along with drinking a mint julep and hopefully picking a winner. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned better, knowledgeable about the odds and pedigrees, a fair weather gambler or you pick the horse with the best name or prettiest colors. There are endless ways to select your top contender. There is no method that’s better than the next, and no one can really predict who will be crowned. So, being the adventurous souls that we are at Roberto Coin, we picked our favorites for this year’s Winner’s Circle, and of course what jewels we would pair with our Derby hats. Click through the slides below to see our picks.
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