What is kentucky derby ?

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Kentucky Derby, the most prestigious American horse race

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This Start in 1875 and run annually on the first Saturday in May

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At Churchill Downs racetrack, Louisville, Kentucky.

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The Derby field is limited to three-year-olds and, since 1975, to 20 horses

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fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg) and colts 126 pounds (57 kg).

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The race distance was reduced in 1896 from 1.5 miles (about 2,400 metres)

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Present 1.25 miles (about 2,000 metres). In the early 21st century it was one of the

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Most popular single-day spectator events in the world,

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Attracting some 150,000 spectators to Churchill Downs annually

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