Popularity of the Kentucky Derby

The popularity of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby brings horse racing to a national stage. The attendance at the Derby surpasses all other stakes races and continues to draw larger crowds; in fact, last year’s Derby broke records with more than 165,000 in attendance and $187.0 million in wagering from all sources. From the most expensive hats ($2750!) to the world’s largest Mint Julep, we were blown away by the larger than life stats and facts about the Derby in the infographic below.

Strong drinks, deep pockets, big hats and fast horses- what makes the Derby your favorite horse race?