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The Kentucky Derby

 

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In 1875, a croud of 10000 gathered to watch the first horse races at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky. They saw a 3-year-old colt named aristides win the race. That race became part of what are now an annual tradition for horse lover's -- the Kentucky Derby. Held on the first Saturday in may, the Derby is known as the first jewel in horse racings Triple Crown the other two races in that "crown" are the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

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In 1875, a crowd of 10,000 gathered to watch the first horse races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. They saw a 3-year-old colt named Aristides win the race. That race became part of what is now an annual tradition for horse lovers -- the Kentucky Derby. Held on the first Saturday in May, the Derby is known as the first jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown. The other two races in that "crown" are the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2005 Education World

05/2005