Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, almost always on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The... Wikipedia

  • Location:  Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Inaugurated:  May 17, 1875
  • Race type:  Thoroughbred
  • Sponsor:  Woodford Reserve (Brown–Forman)
  • Record:  1:59.40, Secretariat (1973, 1 1 ⁄ 4 miles), 2:34.50, Spokane (1889, 1 1 ⁄ 2 miles)
  • Surface:  Dirt
  • Track:  Left-handed
  • Qualification:  3-year-old
  • Weight:  Colt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg), Filly: 121 lb (54.88 kg)
  • Purse:  US$3 million, 1st: $1,860,000
  • Data Source:  DuckDuckGo