The Kentucky Derby through the years
Updated April 27, 2021 with 55 photos
Known for mint juleps, bold fashion and wagering, the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., is the longest-running sporting event in the United States, first held in 1875. After being postponed a few months with limited attendance in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Derby is back on for May 1, 2021. Here's a look back through the history of the event.