The Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest horse races in the world. The race is a 1.25-mile long, Grade I stakes horse race for three-year-old thoroughbreds on a dirt track. It is held annually at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby, run on the first Saturday in May of every year, is the first leg of the elusive Triple Crown races. It is followed by the Preakness Stakes two weeks later in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Belmont Stakes, 3 weeks after the Preakness in Elmont, New York.
Meriweather Clark founded the Kentucky Derby, which was first held in 1875. Since then, the Derby has become a day of luxury and fashion that many celebrities often attend.
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Kentucky Derby references and related siteswww.kentuckyderby.com: The Race www.derbymuseum.org: Derby Museum www.kentuckyderby.com: Women in the Derby