Kentucky Derby

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This weekend, it's all about the hats, the horses and the bourbon.

On Saturday, the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Lousville will take place.

Whether you'll be at the race itself or here in Atlanta watching on TV, many people will be sipping on a mint julep.


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This weekend, 20 of the world’s best equestrian athletes will compete in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby.

The derby, which is known as ‘the fastest two minutes in sports', will take place in Louisville on Saturday.

 

 


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On the first Saturday of May, mint juleps will flow, hats will take center stage and the horses will run in the Kentucky Derby, a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky.

 

Here in Atlanta, people will gather at the Georgia World Congress Center to celebrate the Derby.