KENTUCKY DERBY by wanghonghx

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									      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
         • The winning horse
           receives a garland of
           red roses and a large
           trophy.

         • The garland is made
           by Kroger and the
           public is invited to
           watch each year.
THE RACE
    • The race distance was
      1 ½ miles for the first
      20 years.
    • The race distance is
      now 1 ¼ miles.
    • Sometimes called the
      “most exciting two
      minutes in sports”.
                THE RACE
• 3 year old horses run
  in the derby.

• Each colt must carry
  126 pounds.

• Each filly must carry
  121 pounds.
JOCKEYS
   • Each jockey weighs
     around 110 pounds.
   • Equipment includes
     saddle, whip, boots,
     safety helmet and
     silks.
   • Each owner has a
     special silk design.
   • Different silk patterns
     help people keep track
     of their horses as they
     race.
           DERBY FESTIVAL
• Activities are planned for
  the two weeks prior to the
  race.
• THUNDER OVER
  LOUISVILLE is a
  fireworks display over the
  Ohio river.
• Steamboat races, Pegasus
  Parade, hot air balloon
  race, Governor's breakfast
  and an air show are other
  activities during the week.
HOT AIR BALOON RACE
            • The hot air balloon
              race starts at the fair
              grounds.
            • Balloons try to fly to
              a target and drop a
              flour sack on a bull’s
              eye.
            • The closest one wins
              the race.
          KENTUCKY OAKS
• On the first Friday in
  May the Kentucky
  Oaks race is held at
  Churchill Downs.

• This race is only for
  fillies (girl horses).
MORE HATS!!
AND EVEN WILDER HATS!
FUNNY CIDE
130 th   Derby
         • May 1, 2004
         • Tickets for
           “Millionaires Row”
           $3500.00
         • Tickets for grandstand
           $200-350
         • Infield tickets $30-200
     Who Will Win This Year?
         Maybe Tapit!




Or Wimbeldon,
                       Or Smarty
winner of
                         Jones
the Louisiana Derby
        The Kentucky Derby
• First Saturday in May
• 3 year old horses
• Two week long Derby Festival precedes the
  race.
• Many famous people, politicians, people
  from around the world visit Kentucky for
  the Derby.
                   Credits
• Information and        • Presentation created
  pictures taken from      by Tracy Taylor and
  churchilldowns.com ,     adapted by Becky
  kdf.org , and            Stephens.
  derbymuseum.org

								
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