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Queen Elizabeth and her hat attend the Kentucky Derby

Friday’s Newsday told of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby in Louisville. The royal monarch is a fan of both hats and horses. Many of the nearly 155,000 racing fans attending the Derby will be wearing the kind of fancy hats the queen favors. Anne Sawyer, the official milliner to the Derby, created a special sky-blue hat to be presented to the queen at the Derby, although according to the odds on internet gambling website bodog.com, bettors wagered 2 – 1 that Her Majesty would wear a white chapeau to the race.

Newsday’s online article included a video related the queen’s visit to Jamestown.

Saturday’s Yahoo UK news said, although the queen had visited horses she owns in Kentucky on four previous visits, attending the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is the fulfillment of her lifelong dream.

USA Today online shows a full-color picture of the hat the queen chose to wear to the race on Derby Day: lime green straw brim with fuchsia ribbon trim.