The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbreds annually held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. In the United States, the Kentucky Derby is known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”
The 2019 Kentucky Derby wagering from all-sources totaled $250.9 million. This was an 11% increase over the 2018 total and previous record of $225.7 million.