When is the Kentucky Derby held?

Answer The Kentucky Derby is held on the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The race begins at approximately 6 p.m., after a full day of other racing events. The Kentucky De... Read More »

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When is post time at the Kentucky Derby?

Post time for the Kentucky Derby is 6:24 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. This was changed in 2001 from a post time of 6:04 p.m. to avoid competition with the National Basketball Association play... Read More »

When is the draw for post positions for the Kentucky Derby?

Each year, the Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May. The draw for post positions, which determines which horse will occupy each of the 20 starting gates, takes place on the Wedne... Read More »

Who invented the Kentucky Derby?

Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. started the Kentucky Derby after visiting England to do research on racetracks and how they were built. The first Kentucky Derby horse race was run on May 17, 1875, at C... Read More »

Kentucky Derby Party Games?

Though the Kentucky Derby lasts just over two minutes, is one of the most famous horse races and is widely covered and celebrated every year. Thousands of people watch the Derby, but since it is s... Read More »