The Kentucky Derby is an annual horse race that takes place in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is one of the most prestigious and iconic horse races in the world and is known as the “Run for the Roses” because the winner is presented with a garland of red roses.
The Kentucky Derby is held on the first Saturday in May and is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, which also includes the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. The race is open to three-year-old thoroughbred horses and is run on a dirt track at Churchill Downs racetrack. It is a Grade I stakes race and attracts the best horses and jockeys from around the country.
The Kentucky Derby is a popular event with horse racing fans and is widely followed by enthusiasts around the world. It is known for its colorful atmosphere and its tradition of mint juleps, a cocktail made with bourbon, mint, and simple syrup. The Kentucky Derby is a beloved and iconic event in American sports and culture.