Question by  jparrott02 (39)

Why do they wear hats to the Kentucky Derby?

How did it start?


Answer by  SashaDarkCloud (5764)

Well, it actually started in the Royal Ascot. They had strict dress codes, that then carried into American horse racing. So the tradition just stuck.


Answer by  missym1251 (96)

This tradition started in 1875 and continues to this day. The purpose of wearing a hat was to state your social class.

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