Here are a few interesting facts about The Kentucky Derby

  • Called the "Run For The Roses" and the "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports"
  • Always takes place the first Saturday in May (May 2, 2015)
  • Post time is just after 6PM
  • This is the 141rst Running of "The Derby"
  • One of the most 'betted' sports events each year (more info on how to do that)
  • This event has it's own signature cocktail, "The Mint Julep"
  • This race is the first race of each years "Triple Crown" the second is the Preakness and the third is the Belmont Stakes.
  • The last horse to win the "Triple Crown" was Affirmed in 1978
  • It is considered "Good Luck" for women if they wear a hat to the race

Here is how to make a "Mint Julep":