The Kentucky Derby this year. It’s an annual horse race held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It is one of the best-known races in America and has been named as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” because it is always run on a dirt track and is always decided by a photo finish. Last year’s winner was Nyquist, who won for the third consecutive time as part of his four consecutive victories; this made him only the third horse to win three consecutive Kentucky Derbies.
When is the Kentucky derby in 2017?
The Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. The Derby is always held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
It’s the first leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing. It’s one of the most famous horse races in America and attracts a lot of attention from around the world. The race is known for its iconic red roses that are thrown onto the track before each race starts
There are two types of bets you can place at the Kentucky Derby. You can bet on a specific horse to win or just pick your favorite color. If you want to be really adventurous and make some money, go with an exotic bet like “triple crown” which means betting on one horse to win the Derby, the Preakness Stakes (a race held in Maryland), and Belmont Stakes (held in New York). These races are held over three consecutive weekends
Last year winner
The winner of the Kentucky Derby in 2016 was Nyquist. He is a three-year-old horse that won the derby for the third time in a row, which made him only the third horse to win three consecutive Kentucky Derbies. The other two horses who won three championships in a row are Gallant Fox and Omaha. Gallant Fox was the first horse to do so. Nyquist was purchased for $35K and was trained by Doug O’Neill. He’s a gelding which means that he never had any breeding, so he wasn’t ever going to be able to have children with mares.
In an interview, Doug O’Neill talked about what makes Nyquist so special: “He’s just an amazing horse,” said Doug O’Neill, Nyquist’s trainer. “We call him the best two-year-old in America. He has a lot of talent.” O’Neill also mentioned that it would be hard to keep Nyquist’s spoils of victory, but he would probably get some of them.””…[Nyquist] runs alone a lot, and when you watch him run with a group of horses, he seems to kind of fit in so well with them”.
Where can you buy tickets?
Tickets to attend this event cost $150-200 per person but it’s well worth it because there are so many memorable moments during this event! If you’re not able to go live then you can watch it on TV or online!
There will be lots of food and drinks available for purchase while watching too! You should also know that Churchill Downs has an official website where they post all sorts of information about how to get tickets, what time things happen, etc., which would be useful if you want more info about when/where/how to buy tickets (or just want general information about their events)!
The Kentucky Derby has been a popular event for over one hundred years and it’s not just about the horses. It is an opportunity to have fun, dress up in your favorite outfit, enjoy delicious food from street vendors, drink some refreshing beverages and cheer on your favorite horse as they race towards victory during those “two minutes.”
If you’re looking for something new this year or want to be part of history by attending the 150th anniversary then you should buy tickets now!