Held annually on the first Saturday of May, the Kentucky Derby horse race has been ran at Churchill Downs since 1875. Called "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," the Louisville, Kentucky race is part of the Triple Crown of horse racing. It is the most prestigious race in the sport of horse racing, and features 3-year-old thoroughbreds. The 1?-mile race is also known as the "Run for the Roses."
The Louisville Jockey Club, responsible for organizing the Kentucky Derby, was started by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., the gra