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 Flavien Prat, riding Country House (in yellow silks, races down the stretch as Luis Saez, riding Maximum Security (R), appears to win the race. Maximum Security was taken down due to an objection by Prat at the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019. Photo by Mark Abraham/UPI | License Photo
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