The Kentucky Derby is held in Louisville at Churchill Downs. The race is held on the first Saturday in May each year.Continue Reading
Kentucky and Churchill Downs have a long heritage of horse racing. Churchill Downs has been the premier location for horse races in Kentucky since 1875. Since then, it has earned the name as "Home of the Kentucky Derby."
The racetrack wasn't official named Churchill Downs until 1937. Since then, it has survived many ups and downs in the American economy, including the Great Depression. Because of supporters like Matt Winn, the racetrack remains a staple in America and continues to attract thousands of spectators each year when the race is run in May.Learn more about Classic Sports
Typically, women wear spring dresses or suits in pastels and bright colors, with matching headwear and accessories, while men wear brightly colored blazers with dress pants for the Kentucky Derby. Outfits can vary depending on the individual's personal style and on how they plant to spend their day at the derby.Full Answer >
The Kentucky Derby contenders list is comprised of the 20 horses that qualify for the race. Churchill Downs determines the 20 horses based on a point system in 36 races.Full Answer >
Some Kentucky Derby champions include Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Secretariat and Citation are also Kentucky Derby champions.Full Answer >
Each year, a full race guide for horses and jockeys in the Kentucky Derby is released by the Bleacher Report website. In this report, users can read which horses are being raced, which jockeys are riding the horses and the official odds for the horse to win.Full Answer >