Horse Racing Traditions 2017

The Kentucky Derby is just a little over a month away, and you know what that means? Big hats and mint juleps are just around the corner! You guessed it, the Kentucky Derby is nearing.

Did you know that the Kentucky Derby is one of the best events of the year? Even casual fans enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby, making it the most exciting 2 minutes in all of sports especially if you are following our picks on which horses to bet on. 

Traditionally, the Kentucky Derby is known as “The Run for the Roses.” This is because the winning horse will be awarded a bouquet of roses immediately after the horse is taken through the winners circle.


The Kentucky Derby attracts some of the top names in the sports and entertainment world. People like Oprah, Wes Welker, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Kate Upton have all made appearances at the Kentucky Derby. You never know what celebrities will show up to the big race.

The Kentucky Derby is the most popular horse race in all of the world. Over 16 million sports fans are expected to watch Kentucky Derby 143. The most watched Kentucky Derby was in 1989 when ABC recorded over 18.9M viewers.

Could this year’s Kentucky Derby become a trend setting cultural event? The Kentucky Derby is rich with tradition and this year’s lineup of horses, celebrities and festivities is sure to be the best Kentucky Derby celebration we’ve seen yet. 

March 30, 2017 by : Posted in kentuckyderby 1 Comment

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