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Bob Stapleton of Joliet, Ill. dons a derby hat made by a friend of his wife at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2000 in Louisville, Ky. Stapleton said, "I should charge a buck for every picture that's been taken." (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon)
Gallery: The Kentucky Derby through the years

First Published May 02 2014 01:10 pm • Last Updated May 02 2014 05:35 pm

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The horse race has seen its share of celebrities — both equine and human — through the years.

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So grab a mint julep or the drink of your choice and take a look back at the event through the years, including multiple U.S. presidents, a British queen and a Triple Crown winner.




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