The Kentucky Derby!!!
The first Saturday in May! What a beautiful day. . .The Kentucky Derby! Enjoy!
Happy Kentucky Derby Today ! ! !
Welcoming the 148th Kentucky Derby at 5:57 pm. CDT today at Churchill Downs, near Louisville, KY.
A Brief History:
Founded By: Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark.
How: Colonel Clark formed the Louisville Jockey Club plus acquiring land for racetrack from his uncles John & Henry Churchill.
Where: Churchill Downs, Kentucky.
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. . .
No restrictions, no delays due to COVID-19! 150,000 people in full attendence! Post time is 5:57 p.m. CDST. Hopoefully it goes smooth and no problems. Things could get interesting today at Churchill Downs, where the winners in 2019 and 2021 were disqualified. Last year the horse was banned by Churchill Downs this year and next after last year’s winner, Medina Spirit, didn’t pass a post-race drug test.
My hope is to have it go forever, continuing now and on the first Saturday in May to continue the tradition. . .
See you next year!!
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Kentucky Derby Day