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Haley Joy watches her first Kentucky Derby with mom Hoda Kotb

What’s this? Oh, it’s just Hoda Kotb and Haley Joy horsing around!

The TODAY anchor introduced her daughter to the biggest horse racing event of the year, the Kentucky Derby, on Saturday. We can’t see Haley Joy’s face, but we bet she got a kick out of seeing the horses on TV!

“Haley’s first derby,” Hoda pointed out.

They watched the race with a couple of their loved ones. Here’s Hoda’s longtime boyfriend, Joel Schiffman. He must have taken off his hat for this photo.

Hoda was rooting for a horse named Patch. It was the luck of the draw!

Unfortunately, Patch finished in 14th place. Sorry, Hoda. No word on whether Haley Joy chose the winning horse, Always Dreaming.

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Hoda has been having a blast with Haley Joy since she adopted her in February. We love it when she shares her mother-daughter moments!

Hoda wasn’t the only member of the TODAY family keeping an eye on the Kentucky Derby. Dylan Dreyer was at the race and was positively stylish in her hat. Well done, Dylan!

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