This Saturday, 20 of the most promising three year old Thoroughbreds will gather in the gate and gallop towards the finish line in the 141th annual running of the Kentucky Derby. These exciting two minutes have long kept people all around the world on the edge of their seat, and this Saturday is sure to be just as exciting and intense!
Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky is the home of the Kentucky Derby and has rolled out the welcome mat for 141 years and welcomed fans from all over the world to come and see their favorite horses and their new favorites to be race for the roses. This 10 furlong race, or 1 1/4 mile, is the first jewel in the Triple Crown of horse racing, consisting of three different races. The Kentucky Derby is among the most prestigious races anywhere in the world and has long been known to capture the attention of even the most casual of racing fans. These exciting two minutes set the precedent for not only 20 horse racing careers but also the entire racing sport for years to come.
This year is filled with favorites and long shots, familiar jockeys, trainers and owners and everything in between. People have been taking bets and making their predictions for weeks now, but if there’s anything we know about the Kentucky Derby, is that anything can happen and even the most unlikely horse can end up in the winners circle.
Do you have a pick for the Kentucky Derby? Saturday is sure to be exciting and who knows, maybe the next winner will make his way into the record books and be on his way into Golden Oak Stables. You never know!