This year's 132nd running of America's greatest race and one of the world's greatest sports events.
The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) at Churchill Downs; colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), fillies 121 pounds (55 kg). The race, known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length, is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States. It typically draws around 155,000 fans.
By the way, Kentuckyderby.com features an informative Derby contenders section, as well as event news, daily updates from the racetrack, workout videos, trainer interviews, and real-time odds on the popular Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Las Vegas handicapping expert Roxy Roxborough again joins CDSN handicappers John Asher, Jill Byrne, Steve Fugitte, and Mark Hoard to offer favorite picks and top selections.
Kentucky Derby Web Site