Over its 136-year history, the Kentucky Derby has amassed dozens of traditions that Churchill Downs' employees, horsemen and millions of Derby fans worldwide hold dear.
From the iconic Twin Spires that overlook the track's famous homestretch to the potent mint juleps that infuse Derby Day with "spirit," traditions are an important part of the Derby experience.
Every year, the Kentucky Derby Nation of fans looks forward to observing these storied rituals leading up to the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports."
AND A LITTLE SANGRIA TO WASH IT ALL DOWN
WOW, THE QUEEN WAS HERE............