The Kentucky Derby is horse racing's premier event and it's also one of America's most beloved sporting traditions.
More than 142 years of tradition makes for plenty of interesting facts.
From the crazy hats to the mint julep to the race itself, check out our video above to learn 13 facts about the Run for the Roses that will make you sound smart at a Derby-watching party.
Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.