Kentucky Derby

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Kentucky Derby
Grade I race
Kentucky Derby.svg
The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports;
The Run for the Roses
Location Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Inauguratit 1875
Race teep Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 1 14 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
Record 1:​59 25, Secretariat (1973)
Surface Dirt
Track Left-haundit
Qualification 3-year-auld
Wecht Cowt/Libbin: 126 lbs (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lb (55 kg)
Purse US$2 million
1st: $1,425,000
Bonuses US$ 200

The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, Unitit States, on the first Setturday in Mey, kaippin the twa-week-lang Kentucky Derby Festival.