Kentucky Derby 2013 Scenes: Celebrities at the 139th running [Gallery]

Ken Griffey Jr. (@USATODAYsports)

Ken Griffey Jr. takes in the Kentucky Derby. (@USATODAYsports)

On Saturday, the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby will take place at legendary Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

While the race is undoubtedly the centerpiece to the historic event, most of what draws men and women to Churchill Downs is the tradition that allows those same people to dress up like crazy and drink bizarre, minty cocktails once a year.

Several athletes and celebrities were in attendance on Saturday and some even broke out their finest Derby fashion for the big day. The photos of athletes holding up plaques with horse’s names are their pick to win the Derby.

We will continue to add photos of celebrities to the gallery throughout the day, so be sure to check back in.

[Related: Check out the official Gamedayr Kentucky Derby Drinking Game]

[H/T on several photos NESN]