Race fans bring Kentucky Derby spirit to Houston

May 5, 2012 6:53:31 PM PDT
Not everyone could see the Kentucky Derby in person Saturday, so local race fans brought the derby spirit to Houston.

Fans were invited to wear their best race-day hats and sip on mint juleps at Sam Houston Race Park.

The clothes were judged as part of a hat contest and fashion show.

Fans also enjoyed live races at the mark and a simulcast of the race from Churchill Downs.