• The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports

    The first and most famous leg of the US Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is one of modern sports oldest traditions. Run every year since 1875, the Derby attracts horse racing fans from around the world as well as celebrities and socialites. The race may only be two minutes, but memories will last a lifetime.

    The Kentucky Derby
     
  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs is a track full of history and tradition, including the rowdy infield revelers that make the Derby one of the biggest parties in the nation. Get ready for the excitement this year when the "fastest two minutes in sports" again graces the track at Churchill Downs.

    Churchill Downs
     
  • Be There to See it Live!

    Wether it's in Millionaire's Row or in the infield, there's no bad place to see the Derby. Let us give you the information you need to make your Derby ticket purchase with information on the stands, the infield, and the traditions of the Derby.

    See The Derby Live
     
See the Kentucky Derby live! Learn about the history, traditions, and where to buy Tickets for the Run for The Roses in Louisville!

History
History

View a timeline of the most important dates in the 140 year history of the Kentucky Derby, including when it began, and some of the race's biggest milestones.

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Traditions
Traditions

The Derby is steeped in traditions, from the dress to the drinks. Learn more about the long running traditions you can enjoy when visiting Churchill Downs.

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Guide
Guide

Find out more about getting to Chruchill Downs, the kinds of seating available, and even how to place your bets on the big race.

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Tickets

To see The Run for The Roses, you need a ticket. We show you where to find tickets from multiple sources so you can find the best deal on your Derby experience.

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This is the day for anyone involved with horse. The dream is to win the Kentucky Derby, because there's nothing like it. – Billy Turner, trainer

I'd rather have a bad day at the track than a good day off it, somewhere else. – Johnny Nerud, trainer

No horse can go as fast as the money you bet on him. – Nate Collier, cartoonist