an annual race for three-year-old horses; held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds and fillies 121 pounds. The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the US Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891-1893 and 1911-1912 respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875. A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown. The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes and the Breeders' Cup.
The numerical value of kentucky derby in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of kentucky derby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I can't believe I drew the 1-2 of all draws, i'm just glad I didn't draw that for Kentucky Derby.
There's a lot of them. It looks more like the Kentucky Derby than Belmont, i sympathize with the question of how the primary voters are going to decide who to vote for.
This is the first time that Martin Garcia’s going to ride a horse that actually has a really good chance to win( Kentucky Derby), so I ’m sure Martin Garcia will be a little nervous, martin Garcia knows Martin Garcia horse. Martin Garcia ’ll just put Martin Garcia in a nice spot.
Images & Illustrations of kentucky derby
Find a translation for the kentucky derby definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these kentucky derby definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"kentucky derby." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/kentucky derby>.