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.

Kentucky Derby
Grade I race
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The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports;
The Run for the Roses
LocationChurchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Inauguratit1875
Race teepThoroughbred
Wabsteidwww.kentuckyderby.com
Race information
Distance1 14 miles (10 furlongs; 2,012 m)
Record1:​59 25, Secretariat (1973)
SurfaceDirt
TrackLeft-haundit
Qualification3-year-auld
WechtCowt/Libbin: 126 lbs (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lb (55 kg)
PurseUS$2 million
1st: $1,425,000
BonusesUS$ 200