“Riders Mount Your Horses” – Why is Kentucky Derby Day Special?
Posted on May 6, 2017
By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com Even for those who do not typically follow horse races, the Kentucky Derby is an exception. First held in Louisville, Kentucky at Churchill Downs on May 17, 1875, it may well be the most storied Thoroughbred race in American History. The quality of the horses that compete in the Kentucky Derby is a major aspect of what makes it so special. It is not easy to obtain a berth in this race which is described as the longest running sports event in the United States. Aptly, the Kentucky Derby is characterized as “iconic.” And, every horse has a story… Today the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby will take place. Which magnificent 3-year old will come away…