Hats off to the winners of the annual Kentucky Derby Fancy Hat contest at Empire City Casino on Saturday, May 5, trackside at historic Yonkers Raceway. Greg T. from Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show was among the judges.
The competition took place prior to the 144th renewal of the “Run for the Roses,” and also featured musical entertainment by DJ LAX, and Z100 on-site giveaways. The winner’s came from far and wide – lucky locals from the Bronx and Yonkers, as well as Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. A good time was had by all, and a great time for the winners, and those who picked Justify to win the Derby.
Here are the victors:
Celebrity pick (selected by Greg T.): Karrie A., The Bronx, NY, $750
1st Place: Samantha U., Nutley, NJ, $500
2nd Place: (tie) Bobbie B., Haledon, NJ, and Kathleen H., The Bronx, NY, $250 each
3rd Place: (tie) Roseann S., Valley Stream, NY, and Margaret G., Yonkers, NY, $100 each.