Kentucky Derby

 

Official name

Kentucky Derby

Wager cut off: Saturday, May 6, 2023

Nickname

“The First Jewel in the Triple Crown”

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”

“The Run for the Roses”

Date Saturday, May 6, 2023

Current Track

Churchill Downs

 

Location Louisville, Kentucky
Distance 1 1/4 miles (2km)
Background

The Kentucky Derby is known by many names but one thing is certain… to have a shot at the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Horse Racing YOU MUST win the Kentucky Derby.

For most horse racing fans the derby is a day long affair of mint juleps, classy to crazy hats, and celebrating the beginning of May. But for the horse owners, the Kentucky Derby is the first step to see if their 3 year olds can go all the way.

The Kentucky Derby field is limited to 20 runners.

Trophy The Derby Trophy

 

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