Y’all wanna teach your kids a life lesson in 2 minutes? Show them the replay to the Ky Derby Race.
1. Not the best starting position
2. Not the biggest or best horse
3. Only made it into the race on account of another horse having to scratch
4. $30,000 horse against multi million dollar horse.
It ain’t always about having the best of everything or being the biggest and favored. It’s about the size of heart and dedication to win and excel in everything you do!
Well done Rich Strike
If you were to attend The Kentucky Derby in person, you would see a lot of people dressed in bold, formal outfits. You’ll see men in coats with tails and top hats, and women wearing their best dresses with large, outlandish hats. There are whole museum exhibits dedicated to the outfits that people have worn to the Derby.
But even if you don’t attend the Derby in person, you can enjoy another tradition associated with the race: The drinking. The traditional drink of The Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep, made with Kentucky bourbon. Other traditions include listening to the Kentucky state song played pre-race, watching the winner get draped with a garland of roses, and, of course, betting on the winner.
Only horses that are three years old and are thoroughbreds can compete in The Kentucky Derby. Horses have to compete in a series of prep races to qualify to enter The Kentucky Derby. In each of these races, horses win points for placing in the top four finishers. The 20 horses who have the most points at the end of the prep races can compete in The Kentucky Derby.