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Churchill Downs's Red Carpet, Saturday, Noon, Kentucky Derby 139 Day

Grammy Award-winning country music singer Miranda Lambert was accompanied by a big bottle of champagne.
Grammy Award-winning country music singer Miranda Lambert was accompanied by a big bottle of champagne.

Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great restaurants racetracks to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, it's the Churchill Downs red carpet before the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.


Racehorses are like celebrities, both being relative terms. You've got horses in $5,000 maiden claimers (meaning they've never won a race and can be bought for $5,000) and you've got ponies racing in the $2 million Kentucky Derby (meaning that once they're racing careers are over, they'll earn more for having nasty-violent barn sex than you'll ever make). And there are celebrities who were early cast-offs in a reality show eight years ago and there are celebs like the Queen of England, who attended the 2007 Kentucky Derby. This year, she didn't come. These photographs—with helpful captions!—show celebs who walked the red carpet around noon at Kentucky Derby 2013. (For their trouble, the celebs received a cool Grey Goose beverage at the carpet's end; you get nothing for persevering through the photos.)


·All Kentucky Derby 2013 coverage [~ELOU~]

[Photos: Jim Myrick]

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