Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby: California Chrome won, but so did Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir

California Chrome, the favorite going into the 140th Kentucky Derby, won the Race for the Roses on Saturday. But he also turned in a great performance meeting NBC duo Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski in a pre-taped segment. Watch a highlight below in which Weir reads the ingredients of Chrome’s lucky cookies to the horse. (Chrome nipped at Weir, which is why Lipinski later picked him to win.)

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A colt named after Tony Danza? Kentucky Derby horses with pop culture ties

Ezequiel Perez

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UPDATE: Danza finished in the money in third place behind 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome and second-place finisher Commanding Curve.

ORIGINAL POST: There’s more pop-watching at this year’s Kentucky Derby than just spying celebrities wearing fancy, oversized hats and sipping Mint Juleps.

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Kentucky Derby Hats: What the stars wore

Kentucky Derby Hats

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The rainy weather at this weekend’s Kentucky Derby didn’t dampen the spirits of the spectators, many of whom nodded to tradition by wearing over-the-top toppers.

Click through the gallery to see Miranda Lambert’s wide-brimmed chapeau, Dannielynn Birkhead’s Mary Poppins-inspired topper, and more stars in their Derby hats. 

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