‘Modern Sophistication’ Wins Del Mar Opening Day Hat Contest

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From left to right: Most Outrageous contestants Shivan Brean and Belinda Barry, Best Flowers Lauren Donahue and Allison Karlstrand, Most Glamorous Andrea Elam and Aubrey Fohl, Best Fascinator Paige Fohl and Lauren Jenkins, Best Racing Theme Leslie Monroey and Christina Stutz
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This Arturo Rios hat won the grand prize of the contest.
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Studio Savvy was the sponsor of the contest. The hats they were wearing were all imported from Israel, and they are all designed to resemble carnivorous flowers.
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And when we say extravagant hats, we mean extravagant! Check out this creation, which literally turned the Del Mar races into a hat spectacle.
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Opening Day 2019 was NBC 7 Meteorologist Sheena Parveen's first time at the racetrack. She and her red fascinator took this snapshot overlooking the Paddock before the horses hit the track.
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Millions of dollars sit in a secure room, guarded heavily with security guards, waiting for a winner on Del Mar Opening Day. What is commonly known as "the money room" has about $3.8 million in cash at any given time during the season.
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Horses scatter the track in preparation of Del Mar's big Opening Day. Here, a jockey and his horse trot the Paddock.
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This beautiful dove hat took more than three months to hand-make.
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This hand-made hat featured real feathers.
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