Twenty horses can race at a time
The Kentucky Derby is only for horses who are 3 years old. So by the time the next Derby comes around, the horse will have turned 4.
Horses have to be 3 years old to run in the Derby. The Derby is a race for Three-Year-Olds, the time when the horse is in its prime: just fully matured and fully muscled, track-broken but still spirited.
Monarchos won the Kentucky Derby in 2001. He ran the second fastest Derby ever recorded, behind Secretariat. He is one of only two horses (the other being Secretariat, of course) to get a time under 2 minutes.
I think the Kentucky Derby is on today (Saturday, May 2, 2009) will coverage beginning at 4pm, and the race close to 6pom, Eastern Standard Time (the time on the East Coast).
Secretariat's time at the Kentucky Derby was 1 minute, 59 seconds and 2/5.
The Kentucky Derby starts at about 5PM EST. On May 1, 2010.
The 2010 Kentucky Derby post time is 6:42pm (eastern) it will be broadcast on CBS
because it gives the horses chance to stretch theair legs and the jockeys time to get ready plus it shows of the horses to all the punters
The Kentucky Derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, which is in the Eastern Time Zone.
The time zone at the time and place of the Kentucky Derby (Louisville in May) is Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), which is UTC - 4 hours.
The Queen has attended the Kentucky Derby one time (in 2007), although her sister, Princess Margaret attended in 1974, making the Queen's visit the 2nd time the Derby was attended by Royalty.
The Kentucky Derby is actually the 10th race of 12 on the first Saturday in May. The start time is approximately 6:25pm
I was born on Derby Day in 1947 and have been trying to find out what time the race began. (It is called "post time") My parents told me that I was "breaking out of the starting gate at the same time as the horses on that day." They crossed the finish line but I'm still running the race.
Secretariat holds the record for fastest time in the Kentucky Derby at 1:59.40 (in 1973).
They where ten The Derby is a race for Three-Year-Olds, the time when the horse is in its prime: just fully matured and fully muscled, track-broken but still spirited.
Clark Jr. started the Kentucky Derby on behalf of a group of businessmen in Louisville who wanted to bring the horse industry back to Kentucky. During the Civil War many of the horses in Kentucky were used for battle, and after the war they rarely made it back to their farms. To really bring the breeding and racing industry back to the state we needed something that would attract the best of the best. The Derby became a large social event so that it wouldn't be compared to the other races that existed at the time and weren't succeeding in attracting the horsemen. It worked and the Derby is currently the longest continuously running sporting event in the country.
Kingman won the Kentucky Derby in 1891 at a time of 2:52.25 but the distance during that time was run at 1 1/2
Late spring is the time of year at which the Kentucky Derby is held. Specifically, it's held the first Saturday in May. The next Derby will be the 137th running, on May 7, 2011.
No. He isn't yet qualified to run. In order to run in the Kentucky Derby, a horse must be one of only twenty horses who have earned the most in graded stakes. Nicanor has no earnings in graded stakes whatsoever, he has only run three races and did not win one of them. He seems to have potential, though. Like many people, perhaps just give him time.
No because the Kentucky Derby is only for 3 year olds, so its a one time chance, you win or you don't
The post time of the 2009 Kentucky Derby is 5:04 pm CT. NBC coverage begins at 4:00 pm CT.
The post time of the 2009 Kentucky Derby is 6:04 pm ET. NBC coverage starts at 5:00 pm ET.
The post time of the 2009 Kentucky Derby is 4:04 pm MT. NBC coverage starts at 3:00 pm MT.