Louisville Kentucky Home Insider: 139th Running of the Kentucky Derby - Spotlight on Louisville, KY

139th Running of the Kentucky Derby - Spotlight on Louisville, KY

139th Running of the Kentucky Derby - Spotlight on Louisville, KY

It's that time of the year again in the Bluegrass State for the 139th consecutive running of the infamous "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports"...The Kentucky Derby. As me being someone that deals with "selling the city", this is absolutely my favorite time of the year to be a Louisvillian as the whole world is looking upon our city and Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs



Every year 150,000+ people from around the word flock to the city of Louisville to partake in THE premier horse racing event around the globe and the first leg of the coveted Triple Crown. The Derby Festivals kickoff with the spectacular fireworks show (largest in North America) known as "Thunder Over Louisville" as thousands line the riverbanks of the Ohio River to witness the spectacle. Over the next two weeks until the 1st Saturday in May there are numerous events around the city such as:

kentucky Derby

Steamboat Race
Run for the Rose
Bed Races
Chow Wagon
Pegasus Parade
Fest-A-Ville (free concerts)
Barnstable-Brown Party
Running of the Kentucky Oaks
And many more... Click here for a list of all the events.

The Friday before the big race is the 2nd biggest
racing day of the year: The Kentucky Oaks. Make your way to Churchill Downs to experience the Derby-like atmosphere and take your chances on some of the "ponies". While this is a major event, nothing compares to the actual Kentucky Derby.

Why is the Derby such a spectacular, historic event? Well first off the Derby has not missed the 1st Saturday in MayKentucky Derby in 139 consecutive years! Its a glorious day steeped in tradition that invites locals as well as some of the richest, most famous people in the world (Athletes, Musicians, Royalty). Whether you are looking to stay in Millionaires row or with the crazy crowd in the "Infield", you are sure to have an experience like no other! 

If you have never witnessed 150,000+ people (with $ on the line) yelling & screaming while 20 horses battle around a mile & 1/4 in less than 2 minutes then you are missing out on truly one of the best hair-raising events.

Don't forget your Derby Pin & Mint Juleps!




Sean S. Williams
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Comment balloon 1 commentSean Williams • April 30 2013 10:40AM


Congratulations on your listing hope for a quick sale with plenty of referrals.

Posted by Luis J. Suarez (Turn Key Real Estate) over 7 years ago