The sun rising on the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY - Kentucky Derby

The sun rising on the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs - Louisville, KY - Kentucky Derby

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The Best of Louisville for Visitors: Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum
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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.

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Kentucky Derby recipes....including the Mint Julep, Kentucky Hot Brown, and Kentucky Burgoo

Kentucky Derby recipes....including the Mint Julep, Kentucky Hot Brown, and Kentucky Burgoo

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