The hats. The mint juleps. The energy. The anticipation. The tense atmosphere where anything can happen,
where hopes and dreams are made and records shattered. It's the Kentucky Derby, and there's no other sporting event like it.
From Secretariat's 1973 track record to today, the first stage of horse racing's Triple Crown series is far and away the most
grand and prestigious of them all. Whether you go to win big or just for the atmosphere, nothing can compare to the history,
pageantry and thrills of the Kentucky Derby.
The 2014 Kentucky Derby promises to be one of the most exciting horse racing
events of the year, just as it is each and every horse racing season. The best fillies in the country will line up and see
who can cross the finish line first in one of the biggest and best races in the sport. Just being there is an honor, and the
stands at Churchill Downs are sure to be packed with fans come May 3rd for the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
racing is a sport that goes back a long way, and it has been a part of the sporting tradition that is fueled by the spirit
of competition. The Kentucky Derby annually features the best of the best among all the horses in the United States and beyond.
Seeing this race is an experience in itself, as there is a lot of fanfare that goes along with the actual race. Horse racing
holds a special place in the hearts of many folks, and fans of the sport take it very seriously. You can be there in the stand
for this incredible event this year.
If you've never been to an elite race like the Kentucky
Derby, then you've been sorely missing out. This event is more than just a horse race, as people from all over the world head
to Churchill Downs every year to be a part of this incredible race and all the fanfare that comes with it. It's like one big
party in Louisville, KY on an annual basis, as the fans are all dressed up and enjoying the tradition that makes the Kentucky
Derby such a special thing for so many people.
When you head out to this horse race you'll be treated to seeing some
of the fastest horses in the sport, and the finest jockeys are riding atop these majestic animals in search of the biggest
win of their racing careers. You never know which horse is going to cross the finish line first, as sometimes the favorite
makes good on its promise but sometimes a long shot comes from the rear of the pack to take home the victory. No matter which
horse wins, there is no doubt that this promises to be one of the best horse racing events of the year yet again. You can
be there amongst the biggest horse racing fans in the United States and beyond when you head out to see the Kentucky Derby
live and in person. Don't miss out on the chance to be a part of racing history.
Known as the
Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby is America's premier horse racing event for three-year-old thoroughbreds held annually
for nearly 150 years on the first Saturday in May. It's one of the great American sporting traditions to come to Churchill
Downs to see the fastest horses in the world pound it out on the dirt for the most captivating and tense two minutes in sports.
Fans from near and far come to the Kentucky Derby to enjoy an incomparable sporting spectacle and watch history being made.
The Kentucky Derby is a truly iconic American experience and not to be missed by any true fan of horse racing.
The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, and a part of the renowned Triple
Crown of horse racing. Along with the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, the Kentucky Derby is a showcase of the finest
thoroughbreds in the sport. This is one of the most celebrated races in history and remains one of the most popular events
in horse racing to this day. People from all over the world head to Churchill Downs on an annual basis to catch a glimpse
of this incredible event.
Churchill Downs is perhaps the most famous horse racing track in the
entire world. Who is responsible for its creation?
The answer is Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, who was actually the grandson
to the famous William Clark of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition across North America. Clark founded the club, then
known as the Louisville Jockey Club, and the track became known as Churchill Downs soon thereafter, named for two men that
provided the land on which the track was built, Henry and John Churchill.