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Churchill Downs... it's Derby Day, y'all!

Churchill Downs... it's Derby Day, y'all!

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville Kentucky

Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville Kentucky

The twin spires of Churchill Downs

The twin spires of Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs Gardens Louisville, Kentucky   How Gorgeous

Churchill Downs Gardens Louisville, Kentucky How Gorgeous

Churchill Downs... beautiful in May

Churchill Downs... beautiful in May

Infographic on the Churchill Downs - not sure what that means yet.

Infographic on the Churchill Downs - not sure what that means yet.

The Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky Derby - Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky Derby - Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Derby Trophy made of gold was first presented in 1875. In 1924 the standard design was commissioned.  No real changes were made except for jeweled embellishments for special anniversaries. But in 1999 the point of the horse shoe which had always pointed downward was changed to point upward.Churchill Downs officials decided to defer to racing lore ..that if the horseshoe is turned down all the luck will run out.

Derby Trophy made of gold was first presented in 1875. In 1924 the standard design was commissioned. No real changes were made except for jeweled embellishments for special anniversaries. But in 1999 the point of the horse shoe which had always pointed downward was changed to point upward.Churchill Downs officials decided to defer to racing lore ..that if the horseshoe is turned down all the luck will run out.

Churchill Downs on Derby Day - Run for the Roses - 2015 - American Pharoah wins the 141st Kentucky Derby. He goes on to win the Preakness and the Belmont. (Triple Crown Winner)

Churchill Downs on Derby Day - Run for the Roses - 2015 - American Pharoah wins the 141st Kentucky Derby. He goes on to win the Preakness and the Belmont. (Triple Crown Winner)

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