Kentucky Derby: A preview of the race, fashion, hats, Mint Julep and virtual simulation race

And they're off!

Well, not quite yet. But Saturday afternoon, 19 horses will enter the gates and take off to claim the roses of the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.

But, it's more than just a horse race. It's a tradition that includes fashion, the Mint Julep and so much more. Here are some videos from NBC Sports to help you get in the mood. If you're not near a TV at the time of the race, you can watch a live stream of the race here . Coverage begins at 4 p.m.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fashionable hats (or fashion faux pas!) at past Kentucky Derby races

KENTUCKY DERBY PREVIEW

HOW TO DRESS FOR THE DERBY

MAKING THE PERFECT MINT JULEP

VIRTUAL SIMULATION OF 20 PAST CHAMPIONS RACING

PARTY PLANNING IDEAS FOR THE DERBY

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