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I assume you are speaking of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is a race is for 3-year-old thoroughbreds only. It is open to colts, geldings and fillies.

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How old are the horses that race in the derby?

The Derby is for 3 YO's ONLY!

Which horses are in the Kentucky Derby?

The horses that race in the Derby are Thoroughbred racing horses.

How old do you have to be to be in the Kentucky Derby?

Kentucky Derby participants are limited to three-year-old horses. No horse since Apollo in 1882 has won the Derby without having raced at age two.

What is the derby?

The Derby is an annual horse race held at Epsom racecourse (England) for four year old male horses.

What age are the horses in the Kentucky Derby?

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.

How old was eight belles the Kentucky Derby tragedy?

she was 3 yrs old. all horses that run the the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont have to be 3. it is one of the requirements.

Can a mustang run in the derby?

No, only Three Year Old Thoroughbred race horses registered in the Jockey Club of America are eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby.

Why has no horse won the Kentucky Derby twice?

Because the Kentucky Derby is for horses classified as three years old. This means they can only run once, when they are three years old.

Why can't European horses enter the Kentucky Derby?

European horses can enter the Kentucky Derby.

Is the Kentucky Derby for girl horses boy horses or both?

both i won once in the derby

How old are the horses in the Kentucky Derby?

All of the horses in the race are three years old. All horses are considered to have a "birthday" on January 1st, regardless of what was the actual date of birth of each horse. This can be a serious matter in the Kentucky Derby, where only "three year old" horses are eligible to run. If a horse was born on Dec. 31st, it is considered one year older than a horse born on Jan. 1st, and would therefore only be eligible to race in the Derby when it was chronologically less than two and a half years old.

What is the song played when the horses enter the track of Kentucky Derby?

My Old Kentucky Home

Did the horse Animal Kingdom ran two Kentucky Derby?

Horses can only run in the Kentucky Derby as a three year old. As such, no horse ever runs the Derby more than once.

Why can't a horse run in the Kentucky Derby twice?

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.

What is the average age of horses racing in Kentucky Derby?

Only 3 year old Thoroughbreds are allowed to run in the Kentucky Derby. No other age is allowed.

Can horses 4 years old run in Kentucky Derby?

No....specifically for 3 year olds.

How many horses can be in the Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby is now limited to 20 horses. Before a limit was put in place, the most horses that ran in the Derby was 23 in 1974, the 100th anniversary of the Run for the Roses.

What are the names of the races for 3-year-old horses on the flat?

the races for three year old in flat racing are referred to as a derby

Longest horses name in the derby?

I will assume by "derby" you mean Kentucky Derby. I will also assume that you only mean winners of the Derby. There have been two Derby-winning horses with 15 letters in their names: Foolish Pleasure (1975) and Fusaichi Pegasus (2000).

How many horses ran in the first Kentucky Derby?

The first Kentucky Derby was run on May 17, 1875. There were 15 horses in the field. The colt, Aristides, won the first Derby.

Are most of the horses that enter the derby black horses?

No. The horse can be any color as long as they train and are ready. I believe there are more brown horses than black horses thet enter a derby.

What animal competes in the Kentucky Derby?

Thoroughbred horses compete in the Kentucky Derby.

How many horses race in the KY derby?

The Kentucky Derby is limited to twenty starters. The horses must have earned over a certain amount of money in graded stakes races to qualify to race in the derby.

How old must a horse be for the derby?

Assuming you are speaking of the Kentucky Derby: This Grade I Stakes race is for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds of either sex. A Thoroughbred technically turns its next age on January 1 of any given year. Because horses generally are born between January and June, a horse entering the Kentucky Derby, which is held in May, usually will be 3-years-old both technically (because of the January 1 date) and actually (because most are born before the early May date of the Derby) -- but there may be as much as a 4- or 5-month difference in the actual ages of the horses in the Derby.

How many horses run at a time in the Kentucky Derby?

The field is 20 horses.