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Hats, Horses, and High Stakes — Stars at the Kentucky Derby!

May 4 2013 - 1:10am

The 139th Kentucky Derby is this weekend! Horse fanatics, hat-wearing women, and spectators will gather at Churchill Downs for the legendary races. Celebrities like to get in on the fun too, with Zoe Saldana [1], Ian Somerhalder [2], Miranda Lambert, and then-newlyweds Jessica Simpson [3] and Nick Lachey [4] being just a few of the names that have traveled to the South for the big event in years past.

Click through to see all the wide-brimmed toppers, bright sundresses, and star couples as we celebrate the Kentucky Derby this weekend!

Mary J. Blige wore head-to-toe red for a party during the 2012 event.

Kim Kardashian [5] and her mom Kris Jenner brought big hats to the Derby in 2009.

Paula Patton followed the big hat trend in 2011.

Ashton Kutcher [6] was dressed to the nines for the 2012 event.

Diane Lane [7] led the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade in 2010 to promote Secretariat.

Kellan Lutz [8] hit the red carpet with his girlfriend, Sharni Vinson, in 2012.

Ashlee Simpson [9] posed in polka dots in 2010.

Nick Lachey [10] and Vanessa Minnillo [11] were off to the races in 2010.

Rachael Leigh Cook soaked up the sun at the 2001 races.

Marisa Miller [12] posed on her way into the Kentucky Derby in 2010.

Nicole Richie [13] wore yellow to attend the annual event in 2004.

Brooke Shields [14] brought her whole family to Kentucky for the 2009 Derby fun.

Gabrielle Union [15] and a pal matched in black and white in 2007.

Ian Somerhalder [16] wore a suit to Churchill Downs for the event in 2011.

Tom Brady [17] was on hand in 2008 to watch the horse races.

Lindsay Price [18] and Curtis Stone hung out at a Derby party in LA in 2011.

Adrian Grenier [19] was spotted in the 2008 crowd.

Before she became George Clooney [20]'s girlfriend, Stacy Keibler checked out the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

Miranda Lambert brought her cowboy boots to the Derby in 2011.

Kate Walsh [21] got away from the races to promote Mott's in 2011.

Hugh Hefner brought his then-girlfriends to the 2008 derby.

Mario Lopez and a pregnant Courtney Mazza attended the 2010 races.

Usher [22] and Star Jones watched the event from a balcony in 2006.

Debra Messing [23] matched her hat to her silver dress at the Kentucky Derby in 2012.

Nick Lachey [24] and Jessica Simpson [25] attended the 2001 Kentucky Derby together.

Niki Taylor and her husband Burney Lamar locked lips on the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby in 2011.

The queen visited Churchill Downs for the 133rd Kentucky Derby in 2007.

In 2004, Eli Manning and Carson Daly suited up to watch the races.

Sofia Coppola and Spike Jones checked out the track in 2001.

Zoe Saldana [26] got close to the track in 2007.

Maria Menounos brought a bright look to the 2010 festivities.

In 2006, Jaime Pressly popped up in Kentucky for the races.

Melissa Joan Hart and Jerry O'Connell [27] grabbed drinks inside in 2001.

Diddy [28] smoked a cigar during the 2001 races.

Paris Hilton [29] and Doug Reinhardt celebrated the 2009 Derby at the Barnstable Brown Party.

LeAnn Rimes smiled bright in a blooming dress at the 135 Kentucky Derby in 2009.

Molly Sims dressed up in 2008.

Ginnifer Goodwin [30] looked sleek and sophisticated in a bright dress and matching hat for the 2012 festivities.

Heidi Montag [31] and Spencer Pratt [32] cozied up at Churchill Downs in 2008.

Jessica Simpson [33] and Nick Lachey [34] got in on the fun in 2004.

Joey Fatone accessorized his dapper look with a straw hat in 2012.

Melissa Joan Hart got floral for the 2007 races.

Rebecca Romijn [35] and Jerry O'Connell [36] were in the crowd in 2010.

Kid Rock [37] signed autographs on his way into the 2009 event.

Ashanti brought her best floral look in 2006.

Miranda Lambert kept her bets a secret while checking out the races in 2012.

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