Some people pore over the racing forms, analyzing the records of the horses, the condition of the track, the record of the jockeys, and the phase of the moon.
I go much more scientifically. The color of the jerseys, the catchy name of the horse, any theme that seems to run through the entries.
(True story: I was at an event at Churchill Downs a few years ago, and there was a jockey named Jesus riding a horse named Altar Boy. That was a pretty good convergence of jockey and horse. But when I saw a couple of nuns who were attending the same event betting on this one, you'd better believe I was in the line right behind them. And yes, Altar Boy won.)
Anyway, I do not have a foolproof, successful method for winning at the track, but I do bet based on the colors of the jockey silks fairly often. So in honor of this fail-proof (ha!) method, I thought today's hat/jewelry combo should be based on color -- specifically turquoise and brown.
Look at this fabulous hat! It's a fashion statement and a feat of engineering.
And my necklace -- a peyote flower, nestled among turquoise howlite and brown Czech glass druks.
Again, the necklace would be a little easier to fit into the car on the way to the races, but the hat would certainly get you more attention!