Kentucky Derby Guide
The Kentucky Derby 135 is quickly approaching and with that it’s time to take a look at all the pertinent information to get you ready for this year’s thoroughbred race.
We’ve gathered information on the post time, start time, odds, history and TV schedule for the 2009 Kentucky Derby.
Date: May 2, 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Race Track: Churchill Downs
Post Time: Approx. 6:14PM ET
- Today at the Kentucky Derby, 12:00-3:00PM ET on ESPN
- Kentucky Derby Special, 3:00-5:00PM ET on ESPN (includes all the undercard stakes)
- Kentucky Derby, 5:00-7:00PM ET on NBC
2008: Big Brown 2:01.82
2007: Street Sense 2:02.17
2006: Barbaro 2:01.36
2005: Giacomo 2:02.75
2004: Smarty Jones 2:04.06
2003: Funny Cide 2:01.19
2002: War Emblem 2:01.13
2001: Monarchos 1:59.97
2000: Fusaichi Pegasus 2:01.00
Kentucky Derby Overview:
The Kentucky Derby is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky and is a Grade I, one and a quarter race for three-year old thoroughbred horses. It always commences on the first May of the New Year and is the concluding event to a two-week-long festival. It’s rich in history and tradition, and is highly regarded as one of the most prestigious sporting events in the U.S. It’s the first jewel in the Triple Crown and offers the largest purse of any thoroughbred race at $2,000,000.
The very first Kentucky Derby was won by jockey Oliver Lewis and his thoroughbred “Arisides” in 1875 with a time of 2:37.75. The fastest time every recorded at the Kentucky Derby was in 1973, when “Secretariat” and jockey Ron Turcotte recorded a time of 1:59.40. That time was almost eclipsed in 2001 by “Monarchos” and jockey Jorge F. Chavez, who won the derby with a time of 1:59:97.
Last year, Triple Crown favorite Big Brown was a 2-1 favorite and he became the first horse since 1929 to win the Kentucky Derby from the 20th gate.
Official Kentucky Derby 135 Website: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/
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Posted: 4/3/09 8:39PM ET