- Location: Louisville, KY
- Venue: Churchill Downs
- Date: Saturday, May 4-7, 2023, 6:24pm ET.
- Kentucky Derby purse: $3 million, $1.86 million to the team winner
The Kentucky DerbyThe race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, with a distance of 1.25 miles (2.01 km) and a total purse of $3 million. The race is also known as the “Run for the Roses,” as the winning horse is draped in a garland of 554 red roses.
The Kentucky Derby is a major cultural event in the United States, with attendees dressing in fashionable outfits and sipping mint juleps, a signature drink made with bourbon, sugar, and mint. The event draws a large crowd, with an estimated 150,000 people attending each year.
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The Road to Derby ended in Lexington over the weekend! Here are the final top 10 standings.
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