Lets go to the Derby!
The History of the Derby
The Kentucky Derby is much more than just a sporting event. On the first Saturday in May, celebrities flock to the most popular throughbred race in the U.S. in stylish fashion to enjoy mint juleps, Southern food, betting and so much more. For more than 139 years, people from all over the country have made their way to Louisville to take part in this American tradition.
The Horses of the Derby
The owners, trainers and jockeys who win the Derby are given a purse of $2 million and a gold trophy thats estimated worth is $100,000. The official flower of the Derby is a red rose and the winning horse has been given a stunning garland of them every year since 1932. In 1972, the fastest time was 1:59.40 minutes by the famous Secretariat. Although 39 fillies have run in the Derby, only three have ever won: Winning Colors in 1988, Genuine Risk in 1980 and Regret in 1915.
The Derby and fashion go hand-in-hand - there is even a red carpet here. This dates back to when Clark encouraged his wife and other high-society women wear thier finest frocks. The result was the beginning of the Derby fashion tradition.
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