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Hats Off to Victoria Derby Day

People the world over are familiar with America's "Kentucky Derby." Of similar stature is the Victoria Derby, an Australian Thoroughbred horse race originating over 150 years ago in Melbourne, in the southern state of Victoria, Australia. What is now known as "the race that stops a nation"™ grew from the most humble of beginnings in 1861 to attain the iconic [...]

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Origins of 6 Popular Kentucky Derby Traditions

When you think of Kentucky Derby traditions and culture—mint juleps, the rose garlands, and of course, elaborate hats—you probably don’t think too much about where those traditions originated. After all, it’s a fun race to watch that brings everyone together for a day. It’s an exciting celebration, but while the traditions are of course fun, [...]

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