Unique Derby Race FactsAre you interested in a few fun facts associated with the Kentucky Derby? Check out these unique tidbits below, or the detailed list of facts here, we guarantee you will learn something.
- Did you know the fastest time ever run at the Kentucky Derby was 1:59 (one minute & fifty nine seconds) by Secretariat, a record time that has stood since 1973? He went on to win the Triple Crown.
- Did you know that 8 of the last 12 and 14 of the last 25 winners came from the sire line colt "Raise A Native"?
- What post position number has the most wins? #1 and #5 are tied with 15 wins each. The last two years the #19 and #16 were the winners and #15 has never won.
- Many celebrities owned horses that ran in the Derby, including MC Hammer, Jim Roam, Bobby Flay, Steven Spielberg, George Steinbrenner, Burt Bacharach, Barry Gordie, Coach Rick Pitino, Sidney & Jenny Craig, Albert Broccoli.
Plan a Trip to the Kentucky DerbyIn 3 Easy Steps!
Let us help you cross this event off your "Bucket List". Begin planning now, for an experience of a lifetime in Louisville, KY. The "Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sport!"Rapid Reply Request +
One of our experienced travel experts will help you get started, call 1-888-303-7133 or use the online "Ticket Request" form and we will contact you.
Choose the seating locations for the Oaks and Derby days of horse racing. Churchill Downs offers many levels of experiences, from infield to Millionaires Row.
Will will assist you in booking a hotel reservation, adding derby experience tours, private party access and special events to your itinerary.
2014 and 2015 Race Dates
Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY is the proud host of the annual Kentucky Derby on May 2 & 3, 2014. Three year old colts from around the world compete for the “Run For The Roses”, who will be the winner of this years most exciting two minutes in sport? Mark your calendar for next years big race, Friday May 1 and Saturday May 2, 2015.