What’s that on Your Head? Photos of the Weirdest Hats at the Kentucky Derby

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Every year since 1875, horse-racing fans have attended the Kentucky Derby at Louisville’s Churchill Downs racetrack to watch the annual race dubbed “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” But at times, the extravagant hats worn by attendees can seem like the—real— attraction of the yearly event. Herewith, TIME looks at the craziest hats from the 2012 Kentucky Derby.

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