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Kentucky Oaks fans enjoy beautiful weather, great racing

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The day was all about the fillies, but it was also about so much more - like the lilies, beautiful hats, dresses and betting.

The grandstand was packed tight with people shoulder to shoulder cheering on their favorite horses. A crowd of 113,820 from all over descended on Churchill Downs. Many were sporting their Oaks best in varying shades of pink for breast cancer awareness, along with every style and color of hat or fascinators you can imagine.

"The fashion, the camaraderie, everybody is complementing each other," said Irita Edwards, a first time Oaks attendee, "the hats are gorgeous, the shoes are gorgeous, the outfits and of course the betting, I actually won, I actually won my first time betting, so exciting."

It was exciting indeed. Today, Louisvillians enjoyed the beautiful weather. It appears Derby spectators won't be as fortunate.

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