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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_Derby

The Kentucky Derby /ˈdɜːrbi/ is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2 ...

www.kentuckyderby.com/history/kentucky-derby-history

From shortening the distance of the race, the introduction of traditions like draping the winning horse in a garland of roses, to the growing size of Derby crowds, ...

www.thoughtco.com/the-fastest-runnings-of-the-kentucky-derby-1880673

May 5, 2017 ... Secretariat holds the record for the fastest Kentucky Derby win ever at 1:59 2/5, which is also the track record for the 1 1/4 mile distance at ...

www.ticketcity.com/kentucky-derby-tickets/kentucky-derby-history.html

The first Kentucky Derby race was run at 1.5 miles, the same distance as the Grand Prix de Paris. In 1896, the distance was changed to 1.25 miles, and is ...

www.ladyandthetrack.com/news/15453/long-kentucky-derby.html

Handicappers concentrate heavily on the 10-furlong aspect, as none of the entries ran the distance before the Kentucky Derby. Just look in most online ...

www.triplecrownraces.com/triple-crown-faq

A. The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes, and The Belmont Stakes. Q. When are the Triple Crown Races? A. The Kentucky Derby is held on the first ...

www.derbymuseum.org/education/trivia.html

An Introduction to the Kentucky Derby – the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” ... The Derby distance was shortened to one mile and a quarter in 1896 and ...

www.madduxsports.com/library/horse/betting-differences-of-kentucky-derby-preakness.html

The Derby distance is beyond the comfortable range of most horses – especially when they are three year olds and not fully mature. It's obviously the last part of ...

fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-kentucky-derby-is-getting-predictable

May 5, 2017 ... Favorites have won the Kentucky Derby four years running. ... Many of them have never run this distance before, or run at Churchill Downs.