The Kentucky Derby day is loaded with activity and fervor. From custom of tasting on a couple of Mint Julep’s to singing of the National Anthem, to the last hanging of the Garland of Roses on the triumphant pony, there is something for everybody. Albeit the fundamental fascination is simply the Kentucky Derby race, the track has a sum of 14 races during the day.
|Grade II Churchill Downs||$250,000 – added, seven furlongs, 4-year-olds and up|
|Grade III La Troienne||$150,000 – added, seven furlongs, 3-year-old fillies|
|Grade III Distaff Turf Mile||$150,000 – added, one mile, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up|
|Grade I Distaff||$300,000 – added, seven furlongs, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up|
|Grade I Turf Classic||$1,000,000 – added, 1 1/8 mile, 3-year-olds and up|
|Grade I Kentucky Derby||$3,000,000 – guaranteed, 1 1/4 mile, 3-year-olds|