Derby Day celebrated at Meadowlands in East Rutherford

Many New Jersey racing fans spent the day channeling their inner Southern charm during Derby Day at the new Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment facility in

In celebration of the Kentucky Derby, fans enjoyed

In celebration of the Kentucky Derby, fans enjoyed a day of racing, giveaways and a $500 prize for the best hat. (Credit: News 12)

EAST RUTHERFORD - Many New Jersey racing fans spent the day channeling their inner Southern charm during Derby Day at the new Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment facility in East Rutherford.

In celebration of the Kentucky Derby, fans enjoyed a day of racing, giveaways and a $500 prize for the best hat.

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the coveted Triple Crown, a feat that has not been accomplished since 1978 by a horse named Affirmed.

The Preakness will be held in Maryland later this month. The Belmont Stakes will be held on June 7.

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