The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race held in the United States . It is a two-day event that is held during the first Saturday of May. To take part in this horse race, you must have a three-year-old Thoroughbred.


The Kentucky Derby, launched in 1875, has its venue at the Churchill Downs Louisville, Kentucky. The horse race is nicknamed ‘The Run for the Roses’ because the winner gets draped with roses at the finish. This race is part of the American Triple Crown that has three competitions. The event is the first leg and is followed by Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes.

Since its inauguration, the race has remained uninterrupted until the 2020 edition due to the Covid-19 outbreak. For a horse to win the American Triple Crown, it must win the three stakes races. The Kentucky Derby records a high attendance and the 2021 edition will kick-off on 1st May. This will be the 147th edition.

Kentucky Derby Winners

Some of the winning horses at the 1.25-mile race include Authentic trained by Bob Baffert, Country Horse trained by Bill Mot, Justify trained by Bob Baffert, and Always Dreaming trained by Todd Pletcher.

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