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The Kentucky Derby through the years(55 images)

Known for mint juleps, bold fashion and wagering, the Kentucky Derby horse race 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 Saturday. Here's a look back through the history of the event.

Jockey Kent Desoumeaux (R) turns to look at Alex Solis after they cross the finish line on May 6, 2000. Desoumeaux and Fusaichi Pegasus became the first favorite in 21 years to win the Kentucky Derby. Photo by Frank Polich/UPI | License Photo
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