Welcoming the 147th Kentucky Derby at 5:57 pm. CDT today at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY.

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The first Saturday in May! What a beautiful day. . .The Kentucky Derby!

A Brief History:
Founded By: Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark.

How:ย  Colonel Clark formed the Louisville Jockey Club plus acquiring land for racetrack from his uncles John & Henry Churchill.

Where: Churchill Downs, Kentucky.

When: 1874.

First Official Kentucky Derby: May 17, 1875.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

  • The Kentucky Derby, traditionally held on the first Saturday in May, is one of the most well known Grade 1 Thoroughbred stakes races in the world.
  • First run in 1875, this 1 1/4-mile (10 furlongs) race kicks off the American Triple Crown of horse racing.
  • More. . .

Today:
No delays due to COVID-19! Post time is 5:57 p.m. CDST. Enjoy. . .

The Future:
My hope is to have it go forever, always now on the first Saturday in May as traditionally done. . .

FREEBIES For Kentucky Derby:
๐ŸŽ FREE Kentucky Derby: Fonts
๐Ÿดย FREE Kentucky Derby: Writing & Craft + Printable

See you next year!!

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Good Luck!!!

3 thoughts on “Happy Kentucky Derby Day 2021

  1. I’m from Kentucky and never been to the derby! I’ve visited Churchill but never gone to the races!

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