Each year MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® and Old Friends team up for an unparalleled online Derby hat auction, “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby”. For the first seven years of this unique Derby hat auction, the series began on November 1st and featured six months of one-of-a-kind couture Kentucky Derby hats created by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® to benefit Old Friends Equine of Kentucky; starting in 2017 the auction became a four-month long series. Each month, one custom hat is created to honor one of the retirees of Old Friends. The auction series has been a great success, and we wanted to offer a page where visitors could come and enjoy all of the hats and the horses of Old Friends who inspired them!

We invite you to visit any of the previous years of this exclusive Old Friends auction series and see the one-of-a-kind Derby hats that were created for each of the following retirees!

Year 1: 2009 – 2010
Black Tie Affair, Commentator, Little Silver Charm/Bull in the Heather, Will’s Way, Academy Award and Sunshine Forever

Year 2: 2010 – 2011
Gulch, Tinner’s Way, Creator, Marquetry, Ogygian and Ruhlmann

Year 3: 2011 – 2012
Noor, Prized, Benburb, Fortunate Prospect, Wallenda, Arson Squad

Year 4: 2012 – 2013
Rapid Redux, Dancin’ Renee, Thunder Rumble, Popcorn Deelites, Hidden Lake and Sarava

Year 5: 2013 – 2014
Sean Avery, Patton, Afternoon Deelites, Ball Four, Silver Ray and Geri

Year 6: 2014 – 2015
Eldaafer, Clever Allemont, Game on Dude, Catlaunch, Williamstown and Rail Trip

Year 7: 2015 – 2016
Silver Charm, Mixed Pleasure, Yankee Fortune, Amazombie, Genuine Reward and War Emblem

Year 8: 2017
Alphabet Soup, Little Mike, Zippy Chippy and Danthebluegrassman

Year 9: 2018
Awesome Gem, Touch Gold, Mr. Cowboy and Charismatic

Year 10: 2019
King Congie, Bint Marscay, Archies Echo and Nicanor

Year 11: 2020
Einstein, Watchem Smokey, Soi Phet and Slim Shadey

Year 12: 2021
Afleet Accompli, Slew’s Brew, Patch and Birdstone

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