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The Kentucky Derby, the most esteemed thoroughbred racing event in the world, is the longest continuously held sporting event on American soil since 1875.

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What race number is the Kentucky Derby?

A normal race day at Churchill Downs has about 11 races. On Derby day, the card has 13 races. The Kentucky Derby is race number 11.

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How far is Chicago from the Kentucky Derby?

About a five-hour drive from Chicago to Louisville, KY.

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Who is is five time Kentucky Derby winner?

Eddie Arcaro (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952)

Bill Hartack (1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969)

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What horse won the most recent Kentucky Derby?

I'll Have Another won the 2012 Derby.

Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Derby.

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How are jockeys chosen to ride at the Kentucky Derby?

Generally a trainer will choose a jockey based on their familiarity with the jockey and his style, and the jockey's familiarity with the horse. You can add or take away anything from this question but the answer is " By the trainers" Familiarity, the jockey's uniform or what month he or she was born. But the answer is the trainer picks the jockey.

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How many horses run in the Kentucky Derby each year?

The Kentucky Derby is limited to twenty horses all who must have earned a specific amount of graded stakes earning to qualify.

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In what time zone is the Kentucky Derby race?

The Kentucky Derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, which is in the Eastern Time Zone.

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What is the maximum number of horses that can run in this years Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby field is limited to 20 horses. Some people think 20 horses are too many for a horse race, with the finish sometimes resembling a cavalry charge. However, that large of a field does offer many good betting possibilities.

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When is the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday in May of every year.

In the related questions box below you will find the exact starting times for different time zones. In the related link is a Web Guide to The Kentucky Derby, which provides information on attending, watching and betting on the Kentucky Derby.

The Kentucky Derby, which is considered the most recognized race in horse racing, occurs the first Saturday in May every year. The Kentucky Derby is restricted to 3-year-old thoroughbred horses, each horse running for the first time in their life at a distance of a mile-and-a-quarter. The Derby, as it's known, is run at Churchill Downs in Lousiville, KY. It is the most recognized horse race in the world. Even non-horse racing fans know about the Kentucky Derby. If you are a horse racing fan, I linked a great website that is loaded with information on the Kentucky Derby, it's history and previous winners. I mention this site because it's also tied to a 3D horse racing game where you can actually run the Kentucky Derby on your computer as a jockey. Kinda fun!

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What was the name of the horse that won the first Kentucky Derby?

Thoroughbred Aristides with jockey Oliver Lewis On May 17, 1875

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Was Erhaab a derby winner?

Yes, Erhaab won the 1994 derby.

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Who were last two horses to run in the Kentucky Derby undefeated at entry?

The answer to this and all the rest of the stats can be found at the Kentucky Derby's website.

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How many years has the Kentucky Derby been run?

The 134th Derby was run on 3 May 2008.

Note: The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875.

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What mares have won the Kentucky Derby?

Technically, a mare is defined as a female horse over the age of three. A filly is a female horse three years or younger. Since the Kentucky Derby is a race for 3-year-olds only, no mare has ever won. However, three fillies have won the Kentucky Derby: Regret (1915); Genuine Risk (1980); and Winning Colors (1988).

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What is the name of the horse that won the Kentucky Derby in 1981?

Pleasant Colony won the 1981 Kentucky Derby with Jockey Jose Velasquez.

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What is the greatest margin of victory for any Kentucky Derby winner?

This and all the rest of the stats can be found at www.kentuckyderby.com

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What does a furlong have to do with the Kentucky Derby?

A furlong is a measurement of distance. It is 660 feet. It is used in the Derby to describe the distance that the horses run.

Since a furlong is 1/8 of a mile, and the Derby is 1 1/4 miles, the Derby is 10 furlongs long.

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K-C is best known for its consumer brands Kleenex, Huggies, Scott, and Kotex

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Who was the Kentucky Derby winner in 1984?

The horse named swale, colt. dark bay, by settle slew.

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In what city is the Kentucky Derby?

Louisville, Kentucky

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What does Churchill Downs mean?

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What is the significance of the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is America's oldest continuous sports event. The first Kentucky Derby was run in 1875, and was won by a horse named Aristides. It has been run every year since. It is also one of the richest races in America, offering a $2,000,000 purse. The Kentucky Derby is the pinnacle of horse racing. Every trainer, owner and jockey aims to win it.

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Who won the Kentucky Derby this year?

2011 KY Derby was won by Animal Kingdom

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What type of horse run the Kentucky Derby?

Thoroughbreds, three years old.

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Which horse won the 2011 Kentucky Derby?

The horse 'Animal Kingdom' won in 2011.

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