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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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Kentucky_Derby

The 2017 Kentucky Derby was the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, and took place on ... It is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2.0 km), and has been run at Churchill Downs racetrack ...

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 ... What Was the Fastest Horse to Ever Win the Kentucky Derby? ... which is also the track record for the 1 1/4 mile distance at Churchill Downs.

www.kentuckyderby.com/history/the-race

The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Colts and geldings in the race ...

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 ...

mentalfloss.com/article/18553/7-things-you-should-know-about-kentucky-derby

4 days ago ... The races—the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Clark ... of the Derby were also 1.5 miles long; the standard distance of 1.25 miles wasn't ...

www.britannica.com/sports/Kentucky-Derby

May 8, 2017 ... Kentucky Derby, the most-prestigious American horse race, established ... The race distance was reduced in 1896 from 1.5 miles (about 2,400 ...

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.

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 ...