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What is the Kentucky Derby?
The Kentucky Derby is a famous annual horse race at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Derby is limited to 20 three-year-old horses and is run on a dirt racetrack that is 1 ¼ miles long.
It is the first and most famous race in the three-race series that also includes the races known as the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Winning all three races in a single year is known as winning the Triple Crown.
When is the Kentucky Derby?
The 2021 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 1. The 2022 Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7.
The Kentucky Derby is traditionally held each year on the first Saturday in May, weather permitting.
More information and context on the Kentucky Derby
The first Kentucky Derby was held in 1875, making it one of the longest-running sporting events in the U.S.
Today, the race is usually run in around two minutes. For this reason, it is popularly referred to as “the greatest two minutes in sports.” Legendary racehorse Secretariat set a Kentucky Derby record of 1:59.4 in 1973 on the way to becoming one of the few horses to win the Triple Crown (by winning all three races). Other notable Triple Crown winners include War Admiral and Seattle Slew.
The Kentucky Derby is nicknamed “the Run for the Roses” because the winning horse is awarded a blanket of red roses.
The Kentucky Derby is often considered a symbol of Southern culture in the U.S. Among spectators, there are many traditions associated with watching and attending the event, including the wearing of old-fashioned attire and fancy hats and the drinking of mint juleps (a cocktail made with bourbon, sugar, and mint).
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How is the Kentucky Derby discussed in real life?
The Kentucky Derby is the most famous horse race in the U.S. It’s associated with its many traditions and is seen as an emblem of Southern culture.
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True or False?
The Kentucky Derby is always held at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Any horse that finishes in the top three of these races will likely get a spot in this year’s Kentucky Derby field.Road to the Kentucky Derby arrives at Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby and Blue Grass Stakes|Neil Greenberg|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.
We are not told that Cooper had been able to vote without hindrance when she lived in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Kentucky senator seems to be making the ‘Seinfeld’ holiday a tradition on Twitter.
The Kentucky Republican also mentioned several potential GOP rivals in 2016.
The biggest blowback will be against the ‘reforming’ Kentucky senator, because Republicans back cops, period.
He considered her the equal to any Newbolt that ever straddled a horse and rode over from Kentucky.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Except, therefore, for an interval of about three years my childhood and youth were spent at Derby.
Outside Derby station was a ticket platform at which all incoming trains stopped for the collection of tickets.
We resided at Derby in a terrace on the outskirt of the town, much to my dislike, for monotonous rows of houses I have ever hated.
Said to be aristocratically connected, he was the admiration of all and the darling of the young ladies of Derby.
British Dictionary definitions for Kentucky Derby
Cultural definitions for Kentucky Derby
The most famous American horse race, held each spring at Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky.