How Much Do You Know About the Kentucky Derby? Test Your Smarts!

Get your saddle ready! The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 5 airing at 4 p.m. EST on NBC.

And, what comes to mind when you think of the Derby? Horses? No, hats! One of the main attractions is those elaborate head pieces worn in the grandstands. The hat is the integral piece of the outfit. Can’t get to the Derby this weekend?  Check out the hats that make us drool.

The race, which debuted way back in 1875, remains the fastest two minutes in sports.  But how much do you know about this 100+ year old annual tradition? Watch as Lilliana Vazquez of DailyCandy.com tests TODAY viewers' Derby knowledge.

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If you are throwing a Derby party of your own, don't forget the drinks! Although a mint julep is the tradition, it isn’t the only option. Try these other great recipes for Derby celebrations.

The adrenaline will be at its peak this weekend -- and so will the spectacle!  Make sure you tune in to the Kentucky Derby on NBC Saturday, May 5 at 4 p.m. EST.  Go run for the roses, or at least for the last sip of that mint julep!

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