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Kentucky Derby Racecourse

Kentucky Derby – a brief history

The Kentucky Derby ran this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.  For you Aussies this would be the Melbourne Cup equivalent. The Kentucky horse racing tradition dates as far back as 1783, marking the beginning of a long racing tradition with a rich and storied past. From “The Commons” to “Shippingport”, today’s permanent location for The Kentucky Derby is at Churchill Downs; established in 1883.
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