Kentucky Derby 2018
“Countdown to the Derby”
-On Saturday, May 5th , at Churchill Downs, the 144th Kentucky Derby will be run! Capital OTB has you well covered with News, Notes and Events…..
The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Colts and geldings in the race carry 126 pounds (57 kg), and fillies in the race carry 121 pounds (55 kg).
20 horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, which is a larger field size than most horse races; where on average 8 horses race against one another. The 20 horses racing in the Kentucky Derby must first travel along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, which is a series of 35 races taking place at tracks across the country and the world. Points are awarded to the top 4 horses that finish in each of those 35 races, and the 20 horses with the most points earn a spot in the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby race. The Kentucky Derby winning purse is $2 million. Source
Clubhouse Race Book Reservations Available!
$5 seat (table for 4=$20) includes admission, seat and commemorative KY Derby Glass – call for info (518) 446-4010
Monday April 30th
Tuesday May 1st
Advanced wagering will be available Friday May 4th
Potential Kentucky Derby Field for Saturday, May 5th (based on Derby points)