The 10 Best Kentucky Derby Traditions You Can Bet On

The 10 Best Kentucky Derby Traditions You Can Bet On

It’s that time again — time for the Kentucky Derby, held annually on the first Saturday of every May.

Each year the top 20 thoroughbreds compete in the 1 1/4-mile “Run for the Roses.”

The Kentucky Derby is the longest continually held sporting event in America, in addition to one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.

Whether or not you’re actually attending the springtime festivities, check out the gallery below for a glimpse of all the Derby fun — and find out why people do what they do at Churchill Downs in Louisville every single year!

(photo credit, homepage image: The Kentucky Derby, CC BY 2.0, by Roderick Eime; article image, Kentucky Derby, CC BY 2.0, by Bill Brine)

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