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Kentucky Derby Fun Facts

Tomorrow is the annual racing of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. Whether horse racing is in your blood, or you’re just a fan one day a year, the “Run for the Roses” is one of the most popular sporting events of the year. Will you be watching tomorrow? If so, grab a Mint Julep, don your swankiest hat and learn a little more about this grand race that’s been captivating Americans for more than a century:

  • Held annually on the first Saturday of May, the Kentucky Derby horse race has been ran at Churchill Downs since 1875. Called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Louisville, Kentucky race is part of the Triple Crown of horse racing. It is the most prestigious race in the sport of horse racing, and features 3-year-old thoroughbreds. The 1¼-mile race is also known as the “Run for the Roses.” (more…)

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