Kentucky Derby Fun Facts


Some call it the “most exciting two minutes in sports,” and others call it the “run for the roses,” both would be correct.

May 6th, marks the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.  It’s held every May from Churchill Downs in Louisville.

More than 127,000 Mint Juleps are served each year, and 90% of female attendees embrace the time-honored tradition of big hats at the race track.

The race gets is scheduled to begin at 6:34 PM Eastern on Saturday.  To celebrate we’ve got Dan Fogelberg‘s “Run For The Roses” scheduled at that exact time.  (The song is about 2 minutes longer than the actual race!)

To help get you in the spirit for this year’s festivities, the experts at Wallethub analyzed all angles of the event.  You can check them out in the graphic below.

If you want to watch the race live it will be on NBC.

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