KENTUCKY DERBY • CHURCHILL DOWNS IN LOUISVILLE • FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY MAY 17, 1875 • First Kentucky Derby was won by Aristides.

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KENTUCKY DERBY
• CHURCHILL
DOWNS IN
LOUISVILLE
• FIRST SATURDAY
IN MAY
MAY 17, 1875
• First Kentucky Derby was won by
Aristides. Oliver Lewis, a black jockey won
the first race.
• Admission to the first derby was only 50
cents.
RUN FOR THE ROSES
• The winning horse
receives a garland of
red roses and a large
trophy. This trophy is
worth $100,000!!!
• The garland is made
by Kroger and the
public is invited to
watch each year.
Preparing the Red Rose Garland
The Kentucky Derby Trophy
• This trophy is worth
$100,000!!!
• Trophies were given
sporadically until 1924,
the 50th Kentucky Derby.
• The design has been
changed only twice (75th
and 100th run).
• The 132nd run trophy
has 300 rubies
representing rose
garland and a band of 12
emeralds below the nose.
Just below the rim is a
band of 50 rubies set in
18 karat gold!
THE RACE
• The race distance was
1 ½ miles for the first
20 years.
• The race distance is
now 1 ¼ miles.
• Sometimes called the
“most exciting two
minutes in sports”.
THE RACE
• 3 year old horses run
in the derby.
• Each colt must carry
126 pounds.
• Each filly must carry
121 pounds.
JOCKEYS
• Each jockey weighs
around 110 pounds.
• Equipment includes
saddle, whip, boots,
safety helmet and
silks.
• Each owner has a
special silk design.
• Different silk patterns
help people keep track
of their horses as they
race.
DERBY FESTIVAL
• Activities are planned for
the two weeks prior to the
race.
• THUNDER OVER
LOUISVILLE is a
fireworks display over the
Ohio river.
• Steamboat races, Pegasus
Parade, hot air balloon
race, Governor's breakfast
and an air show are other
activities during the week.
HOT AIR BALOON RACE
• The hot air balloon
race starts at the fair
grounds.
• Balloons try to fly to
a target and drop a
flour sack on a bull’s
eye.
• The closest one wins
the race.
KENTUCKY OAKS
• On the first Friday in
May the Kentucky
Oaks race is held at
Churchill Downs.
• This race is only for
fillies (girl horses).
MORE HATS!!
AND EVEN WILDER HATS!
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Derby Winner
Giacomo and Mike Smith with
the Derby winner's roses.
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132
Derby
• May 6, 2006
• Tickets for “Millionaires
Row”$3395 - $4500
• VIP Tickets $1250 $4500
• Tickets for grandstand
$395 - $995
• Infield tickets $40 - $395
Who Will Win This Year?
A.P. Warrior
Barbaro
Bluegrass Cat
Bob and John
Brother Derek
Cause to Believe
Deputy Glitters
First Samurai
Jazil
Keyed Entry
Lawyer Ron
Like New
Point Determined
Private Vow
Sharp Humor
Sinister Minister
Steppenwolfer
Sunriver
Sweetnorthernsaint
Note: The field changes constantly. This may not include EVERY
horse (and some may be scratched before Derby Day!!!).
The Kentucky Derby
• First Saturday in May
• 3 year old horses
• Two week long Derby Festival precedes the
race.
• Many famous people, politicians, people
from around the world visit Kentucky for
the Derby.
Credits
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Information and pictures taken
from churchilldowns.com , kdf.org
, derbymuseum.org
http://www.horseraces.net/library/tc05/tcsunking.htm
http://www.ticketsquick.com/Kentu
ckyDerby.shtm
http://www.horseraces.net/library/derby06contenders.htm
http://www.kentuckyderby.info/ken
tuckyderby-trophy.php
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http://www.stagefronttickets.com/d
erby/tickets.html
http://www.horseraces.net/library/derby05results.htm
http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/200
1/TRAVEL/NEWS/05/02/kentucky
.derby/vert.winnerscircle.jpg
Presentation created by Tracy
Taylor and adapted by Becky
Stephens, Catherine Bright, and
updated by Kathye D. Greene (with
an idea from Suzannah Whitfield).