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The Kentucky Derby

Steve & Susan Higdon

The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing and one of the most famous horse racing events anywhere. It is often referred to as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" The race is held annually in Louisville, KY on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. It features the very best three-year-old thoroughbred horses competing for the prestigious title. The Kentucky Derby is known for its rich history, fashion, and traditions, including the singing of "My Old Kentucky Home" while enjoying a Mint Julip.

With over 170,000 attending the Kentucky Derby, finding a great place to stay can be quite challenging. Due to the high demand for accommodations, many hotels and rental properties in the area are booked well in advance. That's why it is important to make your Kentucky Derby Vacation Rental reservations as early as possible.

There are several Kentucky Equestrian attractions that you can enjoy throughout the year close to The Bourb Inn. One popular attraction is the Kentucky Derby Museum, located at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This museum offers interactive exhibits and displays that showcase the history and traditions of the Kentucky Derby. You can also participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival, which takes place in the weeks leading up to the race. This festival includes various events such as parades, concerts, and fireworks. Additionally, you can explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which features distilleries where you can learn about the production process of Kentucky's famous bourbon whiskey.

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