On the first Saturday in May, everyone wants to be a Kentucky Derby hero.
Whether you're going to Churchill Downs or watching the Derby at home, there's much to know to get the most out of Derby Day.
With a handful of videos, and links to the best Kentucky Derby resources available, we'll turn you into a Derby veteran in record time. We'll even teach you how to talk like a Kentuckian.
Let's start with the horses. To truly experience the Derby, you have to know how to bet.
Here's a handy guide to the silks, post positions and everything you need for this year's Derby field. Download it, print it out, and take it with you to Churchill Downs or your Derby Day party.
Always wondered how the Derby horses are named? We dug up an explanation for all of this year's contenders.
Not a horse expert? Let our expert handicappers help you out:
Ever wondered what it's like to ride in the Derby? Ride along in this video:
Of course, the Kentucky Derby is about so much more than horses.
There's bourbon, in the form of the mint julep.
Kentucky Derby is also synonymous with hats — the fancier, the better.
And then there are the celebrities, who flock to the Derby every year to see the horses — and be seen themselves.
Now, if you're going to Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby in person this year, you should know a few things - including that you should leave your hoverboard at home this year.
Have a great Derby Day! We leave with you a few Derby facts to dazzle your friends and fellow party-goers.