The ancestry of the modern thoroughbred traces back to three main sires. The Darley Arabian, the Godolphin Arabian, and the Byerly Turk.
The Kentucky Derby is limited to Thoroughbreds registered with the Jockey Club and three years of age.
Only Thoroughbreds are allowed to race in the Kentucky Derby, all other breeds are banned from running.
Thoroughbreds, three years old.
For horses, the Derby in America, known as the Kentucky Derby, is run in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May every year.
Only 3 year old Thoroughbreds are allowed to run in the Kentucky Derby. No other age is allowed.
European horses can enter the Kentucky Derby.
All were colts in the 2011 Kentucky Derby. With the exception of one gelding, Comma To The Top
Horses can only run in the Kentucky Derby as a three year old. As such, no horse ever runs the Derby more than once.
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.
No, only Three Year Old Thoroughbred race horses registered in the Jockey Club of America are eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Only 11 horses have ever won all three.
The Kentucky Derby is run on the first Saturday in May. But for the horses who run in the race, training starts long before. They train for months just for this won race, because it's a part of history.
A length of 1-1/4 miles, which equals 2 kilometers or 10 furlongs, is the distance that's run by the horses in the Kentucky Derby. But that hasn't always been the distance. In the first 20 years of the Derby's existence, 1875-1895, jockeys had to run their horses over a 1-1/2 mile racetrack.
The first Kentucky Derby race was run in 1875.