On the first Saturday of May each year, thousands of people descend on Louisville, Kentucky, for the legendary Kentucky Derby horse race. While many turn out to Churchill Downs to watch the race, the main event generally lasts only about 2 minutes. Others come for the fanfare and traditions, which include eating burgoo and drinking mint juleps.
But perhaps the most recognizable and photogenic Kentucky Derby tradition is the donning of big, extravagant hats. Browse the location page for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, to see this year’s elaborate fashions.
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Top Gear may be the most-watched factual program in the entire world, but you know the show has really made it when its hosts are asked to make a guest appearance on the animated show Phineas and Ferb.
Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will voice the characters of car race commentators in an upcoming episode of the Disney kids show called “Live and Let Drive.”
“I couldn’t say yes quickly enough. I did Phineas and Ferb as a way of impressing my children. They think I’ve done something cool for once!” Hammond said, according to a Press Association story.
“Impressing my girls as a bloke off a car show is impossible. They are not impressed by fancy cars or motorcycles or me flying a helicopter or any of the things I like doing,” explained the Hamster. ”They have grown up with having a dad on the telly, it has always been the case for them, so there’s little novelty in it for them, but when it’s a show that they watch independently of my being in it and then I crop up on it, that’s much cooler.”
Richard will also do a guest spot on the spin-off Take Two With Phineas and Ferb.