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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 

Track: Left-handed 

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