05/04/2019 – 05/04/2019
The 145th Kentucky Derby racing event will be run Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Churchill Downs track in Louisville Kentucky. Taking place each year, only 20 horses are allowed the chance to run in the Derby. To earn their spots, they must compete in the Road to the Kentucky Derby a series of races at tracks in the United States and around the world.
Only the top 20 points earning horses are allowed a spot at the starting gates each May. This is just the second third year that a horse from Japan has a place at entry and the second year that a horse from Europe has a path on the road to competing at racing’s prestigious Kentucky Derby.