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The first race was held in May, 1875.

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In what year was the first Kentucky Derby held?

1874


When is the Kentucky Derby held?

The first Saturday in May is the time of year when the Kentucky Derby is held. That's why the 136th running of the Derby was on May 1st in the year 2010. The 137th will be held on May 7, 2011.


At which time of year is the Kentucky Derby held?

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.


When is the derby held?

Since you aren't specifying which "Derby" I will assume you are referring to the Kentucky Derby; it is held on the first Saturday in May every year.


Who won the 2010 Kentucky Derby held in Louisville Kentucky May first?

Super Saver won this year's Kentucky Derby on a sloppy track.


On which first Sunday of every year is the Kentucky Derby held?

The first Sunday isn't when the Kentucky Derby is held.Instead, the Derby is supposed to be held the first Saturday of May. But that wasn't always the case. In fact, the very first Derby was held mid-month, on May 17, 1875.


How many horses have won the Kentucky Derby?

As of May 7, 2011, 137 horses have won the Kentucky Derby. The first Kentucky Derby was held on May 17, 1875. It has been held every year since then.


Was the Churchill Downs built when they started the Kentucky Derby?

Yes. Churchill Downs held the first Kentucky Derby the same year that it opened, in 1875.


In which year did the Kentucky Derby happen?

Kentucky Derby first started in 1875.


What year was the first Kentucky Derby?

1875


Is the Kentucky Derby in Louisville?

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival.


Can you tell me what Exactly the Kentucky Derby is?

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival.


How far is ketucky from the derby race?

The Kentucky Derby is held each year in Louisville, Kentucky at Churhill Downs race track.


Who owns the Kentucky Derby?

no one "owns" the Kentucky Derby. its a race held every year for the best 20 three year old thoroughbreds in the nation. no one "owns" the Kentucky Derby. its a race held every year for the best 20 three year old thoroughbreds in the nation.


What is the name of the horse park where the Kentucky Derby is held?

It is called Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby is also know as the Run for the Roses. This is the first race of the Triple crown and it is held each year on the 1st Saturday in May.


What year did the Kentucky Derby begin?

1875 And yes, the Derby has always been held at Churchill Downs.


When will the next Kentucky Derby take place?

Every year the "Run for the Roses" is held on the first Saturday in May


How many years between each Kentucky Derby?

It is held every year. The first Saturday of every May.


What state has a city that is famous for the race derby held every year?

Kentucky


What is the name of the racetrack where the Kentucky Derby is held each year?

churchill downs


What is the date of the Kentucky Derby this year?

The race was held on May 5, 2012.


What year was the Kentucky Derby first televised?

1952


In what year did a woman first enter a horse in the Kentucky Derby?

The first year that a woman entered a horse in the Kentucky Derby was 1904. Her name was Laska Durnell. Her horse, Elwood, won the Derby that year.


What year did the first black jockey win the Kentucky Derby?

1875, when Oliver Lewis won the first ever Kentucky Derby.


What is the name of sister race of Kentucky Derby?

The "sister race" for the Kentucky Derby is the Kentucky Oaks. The Oaks is a mile-and-an-eighth race is for 3-year-old fillies. It is held the Friday before the Derby.