149th Renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports
It’s going down today at Churchill Downs in Louisville today🏇🏻
Horse racing dates back to ancient times and is one of the oldest sports on the planet
Did you know that the Kentucky Derby was started by the grandson of William Clark of Lewis and Clark? They say Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr was inspired to bring a horse racing event to the the US after visiting the Epsom Derby in England.
The rest is history.
The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, followed by Preakness Stakes, and then Belmont Stakes. Meet Secretariat, the most famous champion thoroughbred racehorse and ninth winner of the American Triple Crown. Secretariat set and still holds the fastest time record in all three races~ galloping at speeds of up to 49 mph. To give you some comparison, top speed of the average horse is 25 to 30 mph.
If you are interested in witnessing the event, post time is 6:50 p.m. ET for the149th Kentucky Derby
14 races scheduled | The horses run on a 20-horse field that stretches10 furlongs (2,012m) | Favorites are Forte, Tapit Trice and Angel of Empire
Dishfunctional and Dish Too close at 6 p.m. today- just in time for the race
Everything at Dish Too is 80% off today (high-end rugs not included, but are still being sold at 60% off!)
Here’s a clip of some of our horse-themed merchandise if you want to check it out: