Celebrities Sighted at the Kentucky Derby

The sun rises at Churchill Downs before the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Photo: AP Photo/Garry Jones
The sun rises at Churchill Downs before the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky.

May 06, 2017 03:13 PM

The red carpet at the Kentucky Derby annually attracts a barrage of reality TV stars, athletes, media figures and other celebrities.

"Goodfellas" actor Paul Sorvino got the biggest applause this year as he serenaded the media crowd at Churchill Downs with a rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home" in his best operatic voice. He got a high-five from a fan and a kiss from his wife.

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Bon Jovi guitarist and New Jersey native Richie Sambora shouted "Jersey in the house!" and Katie Couric went out of her way by walking into the crowds that stand behind a media row and snapping selfies with fans.

Couric says she turned 60 this year but can still rock a pink fascinator hat on Derby day.

Athletes who walked the red carpet included former Red Sox star David Ortiz, golfer Justin Rose, Louisville coach Rick Pitino and former NFL quarterback Warren Moon.
 

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