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Parties around town bring old and new guests

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"If a horse is number 5 and happens to be gray, it tends to be lucky for me. That's something since I was a kid," explained Laura Bell Bundy, actress and country singer. "If a horse is number 5 and happens to be gray, it tends to be lucky for me. That's something since I was a kid," explained Laura Bell Bundy, actress and country singer.
"We do a lot of things all year long, but probably Derby weekend is the number one thing we like doing all year long," said Mark and Matthew Harris of ‘Storage Wars.' "We do a lot of things all year long, but probably Derby weekend is the number one thing we like doing all year long," said Mark and Matthew Harris of ‘Storage Wars.'
"I see who's looking extra frisky," said reality star Carson Kressley. "Who's got cute colors on and of course the name!" "I see who's looking extra frisky," said reality star Carson Kressley. "Who's got cute colors on and of course the name!"

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – All night the red carpets were packed, all over town, with athletes and celebrities. Some had been to the Derby before, but for others, it was their first time.

Louisville was the place to be Friday night. People lined up to walk the red carpet.

"It's a lot more than a horse race," said basketball legend Julius Erving. "It's all about the stuff that happens before and after. But during is pretty exciting too."

The fun lasted all night with the Fillies and Stallions party at the Mellwood Arts Center. Earlier Friday evening, UofL put on its Julep Ball at the KFC Yum! Center.

"We do a lot of things all year long, but probably Derby weekend is the number one thing we like doing all year long," said Mark and Matthew Harris of ‘Storage Wars.'

The event benefits the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

"This is just very special," said UofL president James Ramsey. "We have too much cancer in Kentucky and tonight is a night to try and find answers to it."

UofL's new football coach was there, happy to be back in Louisville and enjoying the weekend.

"There's nowhere else in America you can do something like this, it's really exciting," added Bobby Petrino.

Some celebrities were ready to pick a winning Derby horse.

"I see who's looking extra frisky," said reality star Carson Kressley. "Who's got cute colors on and of course the name!"

"If a horse is number 5 and happens to be gray, it tends to be lucky for me. That's something since I was a kid," explained Laura Bell Bundy, actress and country singer.

Whether you grew up in the Bluegrass or come here just for Derby, it's like a tradition for so many.

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