‘Run for the Roses’! A look back at the 140-year-old Kentucky Derby
Madelynne Myers of Louisville, Kentucky wears a derby hat with her friends on Kentucky Oaks day on the eve of the 137th Running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 6, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT (Photo credit should read LUKE SHARRETT/AFP/Getty Images)Luke Sharrett / AFP/Getty Images
Known as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby horse race and the festivities around it are steeped in history, tradition, style and Kentucky bourbon. Here’s a look back at the Kentucky Derby over the years.