135th Kentucky Derby

5 12 2008

2 May 2009

The Kentucky Derby, a “crown jewel” of American horse racing’s Triple Crown – Kentucky Derby, Preakness and the Belmont Stakes – is the first leg of the horse racing series.

Big Brown Win (2008)

For over 125 years, this  “Run for the Roses” tradition – hats, The Infield, “My Old Kentucky Home” – showcases the best of three-year old thoroughbred horses in a stakes race held annually, at Churchill Downs, on the first Saturday in May.

The Kentucky Derby currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) , with colts and geldings carrying 126 pounds (57 kg) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kg); the race is coined “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate time length. 

True socialites and horse owners can be found in private boxes…of course.

Image Courtesy of Hunterjumpernews.com

Those of us without connections may apply for these highly coveted tickets, Grandstand or Infield, here!




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