People Can’t Wait for the Kentucky Derby 2019 to Start

Kentucky Derby 2019

Horse racing fans can’t wait for the Kentucky Derby 2019 to begin. Horses from all over the States come to take part in one of the oldest sporting events in the country. This year’s derby is going to start in May.

History and events leading up to Kentucky Derby 2019

The Kentucky Derby was started by Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., grandson of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition. On a visit to England, he attended the Epson Derby in Surrey. From there he went to Paris France and met the group of racing enthusiasts  who formed the French Jockey Club and regularly arranged derby’s

Upon his return to the US Merriweather organized the Louisville Jockey Club to raise money to build a track with the best racing facilities. The track became known as church down to honor and pay homage to John and Henry Churchill who happily gave their land.

The first race took place On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated 1000 people who had traveled from all parts of the states to watch 15 three-year-old horses compete in the derby.

After the initial success, the track fell into financial problems, and in 1894 the new Louisville Jockey Club was incorporated with the top of the line racing facilities. Despite all the hard work the business floundered until 1902 when Col. Matt Winn along with a group acquired the race track. There on the race track soared to heights previously unknown.

Over time the derby’s reputation grew more and more started coming to the event. To further attract people the races were broadcasted over the radio and marketing experts were hired to help market the Darby.

Has the Kentucky Derby Changed Over the Years ?

For many people, not much has changed. There are the same old crazy fans who lose their minds when their horse wins. The event attracts rich from all over the country including celebs and politicians.

According to a fan, the Kentucky Derby is one of the most important events for his family. It offers his family a chance to get together and have nice wholesome family time. It offers men an opportunity to meet each other and forge new bonds

The derby gives women the perfect excuse to shop. The Kentucky derby 2019 like previous derbies will undoubtedly be equally thrilled fill.

Names Of Horses Expected To Take Part In The Kentucky Derby 2019?

1.       Plus Que Parfait

Trained by Brendan Walsh

Jockey = TBA

  • By My Standards,
    • Trained by Bret Calhoun
    • Jockey = Gabriel Saez

3. Maximum Security

  • Trained by Jason Servis
  • Jockey = TBA

4. Code of Honor 

  • Trained by Shug McGaughey,
  • Jockey =John Velazquez

5. War of Will

  • Trained by Mark Casse
  • Jockey = Tyler Gaffalione

6. Long Range Toddy

  • Trained by Steve Asmussen,
  • Jockey =Jon Court

7. Cutting Humor

  • Trained by Todd Pletcher,
  • Jockey =TBA

8. Haikal

  • Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin
  • Jockey = Rajiv Maragh

9. Tacitus

  • Trained by Bill Mott
  • Jockey = TBA

10. Game Winner

  • Trained by Bob Baffert
  • Jockey =Joel Rosario

11. Gray Magician

  • Trained by Peter Miller
  • Jockey = TBA

12. Spinoff

  • Trained by =Todd Pletcher
  • Jockey = TBA

13. Bodexpress

  • Trained by =Gustavo Delgado
  • Jockey= Nik Juarez

14. Omaha Beach

  • Trained by Richard Mandella
  • Jockey =Mike Smith

15. Bourbon War

  • Trained by Mark Hennig
  • Jockey= Irad Ortiz Jr.

16. Anothertwistafate

  • Trained by Blaine Wright
  • Jockey= Juan Hernandez

17. Country House

  • Trained by Bill Mott,
  • Jockey = Luis Saez

18. Sueno

  • Trained by Keith Desormeaux,
  • Jockey =Corey Lanerie

19. Improbable

  • Trained by Bob Baffert
  • Jockey= Jose Ortiz

20. Mucho Gusto

  • Trained by Bob Baffert
  • Jockey = Joe Talam

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