Two years ago, trainer Steve Asmussen was in the middle of a firestorm as the subject of a nine-minute secret PETA video. Cleared of wrongdoing, the South Dakota native has two of the Kentucky Derby favorites and is to be inducted into the sport’s Hall of Fame.
"Go big or go home," says New York City milliner Christine Moore to first time Derby hat shoppers. The designer helps clients find their perfect hat in Louisville's Rodes clothing store, which carries her line of hats, as the Derby approaches. She says the hat must match both one's personality and the occasion. For the Derby? A hat needs a "thrill" factor.
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