KENTUCKY DERBY. CHURCHILL DOWNS IN LOUISVILLE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY . MAY 17, 1875. First Kentucky Derby was won by Aristides. Oliver Lewis, a black jockey won the first race. Admission to the first derby was only 50 cents. RUN FOR THE ROSES.
Preparing the Red Rose Garland
The Great Steamboat Race
Will the Belle of Louisville or the Delta Queen win the Golden Antlers?
Barbarowon the Kentucky Derby in 2006 by an impressive 6 ½ lengths. Early in the Preakness on May 20, 2006 he broke three bones in his right rear leg. He became an inspiration of courage as he fought complications and underwent many surgeries. He was euthanized Jan. 29, 2007. Barbaro was honored in the winner’s circle between the 5th and 6th races at Churchill Downs on Derby Day 2007.
Eli and Cooper Manning
Jennifer Love Hewitt
135th Kentucky Derby Contenders:
West Side Bernie
I Want Revenge
Mine That Bird
Hold Me Back
Mr. Hot Stuff
Pioneer of the Nile
Note: The field changes constantly. This may not include EVERY horse (and some may be scratched before Derby Day!!!).
Information and pictures taken from churchilldowns.com , kdf.org , derbymuseum.org
Presentation created by Tracy Taylor and adapted by Becky Stephens, Catherine Bright, and updated by Kathye D. Greene (with ideas Suzannah Whitfield and new pictures from Amy Shipley).