a horse race for three-year-olds, run annually since 1875, on the first Saturday in May, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.: the first race in the Triple Crown.
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British Dictionary definitions for kentucky derby
a race for three-year-old horses run annually since 1875 at Louisville, Kentucky
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Culture definitions for kentucky derby
The most famous American horse race, held each spring at Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky.
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