Spectators dressed to the nines, mint juleps upward of $1,000 and horses purchased at prices valuing family homes, the Kentucky Derby screams glitz, glamour and opulence. Countless dollars will be wagered on the 3-year-old thoroughbreds circling the track as NBC collects millions from advertisers.But how much money actually goes to the winning horse and jockey?MORE: Join DAZN to watch Canelo vs. Jacobs and 100+ fight nights a yearThe purse for the 2019 Kentucky Derby has been raised significantly to reflect the successful early returns of a new $65 million gambling facility near Churchill Downs.Last year, a total of $225.7 million was wagered around the nation on the Kentucky Derby.The purse for the Kentucky Oaks, the race held on Friday featuring the best 3-year-old fillies, was raised by $250,000 to a total of $1.25 million. The other two legs of the Triple Crown - the Preakness and Belmont stakes - have total purses of $1.5 million. What is the Kentucky Derby purse for 2019?It's … [Read more...] about Kentucky Derby payouts: How much does the winner make in 2019?
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The 2019 Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 4, and we have a guide to everything you need to know about the 145-year-old event. That's right, the Kentucky Derby has been happening for 145 years. File away that trivia answer for your Derby party. If you already know all about "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports," and just want to know what time the race starts and how to watch, we've got you covered here. But if you want to know a little Derby history like past winners, records and traditions, you've come to the right place. If you're asking questions like, "What is the Kentucky Derby?," you should probably read everything. Related News Celebrities at Kentucky Derby races, parties The 16 best Kentucky Derby horse names since 2000, ranked Creative, colorful Kentucky Derby hats American Pharoah returns: How 11 others fared after winning Triple Crown Regardless, here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Kentucky Derby. MORE: Join DAZN to watch Canelo vs. … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about the 2019 Kentucky Derby
The 2019 Kentucky Derby is here, and with it, the 145th attempt at one of sports' rarest feats: the Triple Crown. Dubbed "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports," the Derby features 20 of the world's best 3-year-old thoroughbreds on Churchill Downs' 1 1/4-mile track.In 2018, Justify won the Derby and went on to become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown winner - and second one in four years after a 37-year drought. MORE: Join DAZN to watch Canelo vs. Jacobs and 100+ fight nights a yearFounded by Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. in 1875, the "Run for the Roses" is the oldest continuously contested sporting event in American history and is the only horse race to be held at its original site since its conception. Eligible horses compete in a series of 35 races known as the Race to the Kentucky Derby with the top four in each race receiving points toward qualification. The top 20 point earners earn invitations to race in the Derby.This year the total purse jumped to $3 million, a $1 million spike … [Read more...] about Kentucky Derby 2019: Date, post time, odds, race start, how to watch live