So much more than just a horse race, the Kentucky Derby is the original springtime sports party of extravagance, tradition, and celebrity! Every year on the first Saturday in May, Churchill Downs draws an impressive crowd of 155,000 people that includes some of the biggest names in entertainment and sport, as everyone who’s anyone descends upon the Twin Spires for the famed Run for the Roses.
The Kentucky Derby is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and is often called “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” getting this nickname from the approximate length of time it takes the winner to run from the starting gate to the finish line. The Kentucky Derby is the first race within the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, where it is followed by the Preakness Stakes race and the Belmont Stakes race.
Whether you’re there for the horses, the star sightings, the intricacies of fashion, or the refreshing mint juleps, Kentucky Derby weekend is one of the most exciting parties of the year! Join us and cross this incredible event off your bucket list.