If you're heading out to a Kentucky Derby gathering Friday or Saturday, here's a rundown of what you need to know.
- Fashion. For ladies, it's about the hat. For gents, it's about the tie. Fashion matters, look smart.
- Drinks. Mint juleps and other bourbon cocktails.
- Food. Anything Southern.
- The contenders. Races leading up to the 142nd Kentucky Derby have Mohaymen, Mor Spirit, Nyquist, Gun Runner and Exagerrator among the favorites.
- The race. Watch "the most exciting two minutes in sports," at 6:34 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.
The Kentucky Derby winning horse is draped with a Garland of Roses following the race.