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The Most Exciting 2 Minutes In Sports

Did you know this years Derby, is right around the corner? The Derby will take place May 3rd and 4th in Louisville Kentucky at the Churchill Downs. The Derby will bring a crowd of more than 150,000 people, unparalleled history and tradition

Kentucky Derby
Roses - Kentucky Derby

DID YOU KNOW? DERBY FACTS!

  • The First ever Derby took place in 1875.
  • Each Horse is 3 or younger in order to compete.
  • Only six women have ridden in the Derby.
  • The Kentucky Derby trophy only weighs 3½ lbs.
  • The Derby is also referred to as 'The Run for the Roses."
  • The Derby takes place rain or shine.
  • The Mint Julep is the signature drink of the Derby.
  • The wearing of hats to the Derby has been said to begin with Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., who instituted a “full morning dress” code for the race.
  • The race is approximately 2-3 minutes long. Last years winner won with a time of 2 minutes and 4 seconds.
  • $225.7 Million was wagered on last years 2018 Derby.
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Mint Julep - Kentucky Derby

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