The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, almost always on the first Saturday in May 

capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. 

The competition is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs 

Location: Churchill Downs; Louisville, Kentucky, U.S 

Record: 1:59.40, Secretariat (1973, 1+1⁄4 miles); 2:34.50, Spokane (1889, 1+1⁄2 miles) 

Purse: US$3 million; 1st: $1,860,000 

Sponsor: Brown–Forman 

Next date: Saturday, 7 May, 2022 

Kentucky Derby, the most prestigious American horse race, established in 1875 and run annually on the first Saturday in May 

The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the Kentucky Derby is America's race for 3-year Thoroughbreds 

The 2022 Kentucky Derby will air on Saturday, May 7 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC