With the grandstands still filling up before noon, Rose Kramer of Wilmington, Del. said she loved people-watching as the day progresses. She's been coming to Maryland for the race for the past few years.
She donned a fuzzy pink "Supergirl" hat with sequins, which she bought on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, New York.
"I try not to go traditional," Kramer said. "I don't like traditional. I like craziness."
Tricia Brissett and John Santos of Baltimore City brought their 1-year-old daughter, Valentiana, who wore a polka-dotted hat with a big flower. It was the whole family's first Preakness.