Opening Day Hat Contest

Opening Day at the Races attracts a colorful gathering of attendees adorned with their designer hat creations to vie for the top prize. Deena von Yokes, who yearly orchestrates the contest had her bevy of models showcasing their designs front and center. Activities of the day led to front row seating at the Turf Club for those anticipating a win at a different level once the races began.

Photography by Jackie Batch