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Best Attractions & Activities: The Kentucky Derby features top-rated, three-year-old thoroughbred racehorses competing in "the run for the roses," a race that many regard as the most exciting two minutes in sports. This event dates back to 1875, takes place on the first Saturday in May and is the culmination of a ten-day festival of picnics, entertainment events, and balloon, bicycle and steamboat races. Although the Kentucky Derby is the first jewel in the triple crown of horse racing, it is also famous for mint juleps and spectator hats. Even the men have gotten into the act now with crazy hats!

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Best Attractions & Activities: The Kentucky Derby features top-rated, three-year-old thoroughbred racehorses competing in "the run for the roses," a race that many regard as the most exciting two minutes in sports. This event dates back to 1875, takes place on the first Saturday in May and is the culmination of a ten-day festival of picnics, entertainment events, and balloon, bicycle and steamboat races. Although the Kentucky Derby is the first jewel in the triple crown of horse racing, it is also famous for mint juleps and spectator hats. Even the men have gotten into the act now with crazy hats!

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