When thinking of the Kentucky Derby, your mind may conjure up visions of celebrities and society fixtures in grand hats sipping mint juleps. Did you know that while these two ideas are staid traditions of the derby, there are several more? We’ve got a rundown of six of these in which we’ve titled, “Eight Classic Kentucky Derby Traditions”. We give you the background to prepare you for a visit to the Kentucky Derby. Or perhaps you just want to make yourself more familiar with it. From the fun and frivolous to the important and noteworthy, these traditions have really shaped the iconic event.