The Kentucky Derby is the most prestigious horse race in the United States. Since 1874 it has developed into one of the greatest entertainment and social experiences in the world. Held annually on the first Saturday in May, the legendary race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds is the oldest continuously held sporting event in North America and the first leg of horse racing’s challenging Triple Crown series.
The Kentucky Derby’s sister race, the $1 million Kentucky Oaks, which is the nation’s premier race for 3-year-old Fillies, has grown to become the second largest attended horse race in America. Combined, the two races enrich the Kentucky Derby brand appeal through the grandest of pageantry.
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