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Kentucky Derby

 
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Kentucky Derby Basics
Race Location
Churchill Downs
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Inaugurated
1875

Race Type
Thoroughbred
Race Information
Distance: 1¼ miles (10 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification: 3-year-old
Weight: Colt/Gelding: 126 lbs (57.2 kg) Filly: 121 lbs. (54.9 kg)
Purse: US$2 million, 1st $1,425,000

Number of Horses In Race
The field is limited to 20 horses.
Derby Information
The Kentucky Derby is the most famous horse race in the United States. It's always run on the first Saturday in May and is often called "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" or "The Run for the Roses." The race takes place at Churchill Downs Racetrack from Louisville, Kentucky and features the top three-year-old horses in the world.
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Past Winners Archive

California Chrome captured the Kentucky Derby in 2014 at a 5/2 price. The colt won by 1 ¾ lengths in a time of 2:03:66 and was ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Art Sherman. The Derby victory for Esponoza was his second while Sherman became the oldest trainer at 77 to win the Derby. Check out all the past winners.
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Kentucky Derby Odds

The odds for the Kentucky Derby are created by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia. The official morning-line odds are announced after the post positions for the field have been set, which is normally announced on Wednesday before Saturday's race. Prior to the draw, gamblers can check out fixed odds at various betting shops.
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The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby watched California Chrome, the 5/2 favorite, outlast Commanding Curve (37/1) and Danza (8/1) on a fast track. Wicked Strong (6/1) rallied late for fourth place, which helped some bettors with generous exotic payouts.
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