It's time to mix up some mint juleps and find yourself a festive hat, because the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is happening this Saturday, and it's sure to be one for the books! Packed full of action and entertainment, viewers from all across the country will be tuning in to race day coverage and the main event, which is considered to be the "most exciting two minutes in sports." For those in Colorado planning to watch, Lady Antebellum will kick things off, singing the National Anthem at 3 p.m. MST, followed by the Derby, set to air at 4:34 p.m. MST.

So, whether you're throwing a little Derby shindig of your own and need the perfect party playlist, or maybe just a soundtrack to set the mood as you get ready to go out, we've got you covered with a 6-pack of horsey hits that perfectly accompany the sights and sounds of Churchill Downs.

  • "Save A Horse (Ride a Cowboy)"

    Big & Rich

    If the Derby horses could sing, this would most likely be their tune of choice.

  • "High Class"

    Eric Paslay

    Between the high fashion that's donned by Derby-goers and their ability to afford multiple mint juleps (served in 24-carat gold-plated mugs and one alone costs more than a month's rent in Fort Collins), the Derby is definitely considered to be a very high class event.

  • "The Gambler"

    Kenny Rogers

    If you decide to take a gamble and bet on the races this year, hopefully you come out a winner!

  • "Beer For My Horses"

    Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson

    On second thought...forget the mint juleps!

  • "Eight Second Ride"

    Jake Owen

    At the rate of speed these horses fly around the track, the two minute race probably does feel more like a wild, eight second ride for the jockey's on top. Better hold on tight!

  • "Fast As You"

    Dwight Yoakam

    The title of this one pretty much sums it up when it comes to Derby day mantras.