Gettin' lucky in Kentucky

559 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
559
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Gettin' lucky in Kentucky

  1. 1. Kentucky Derby Celebration<br />It started with "two minutes" and became two weeks. <br />
  2. 2. Background Information<br />What is Derby Festival?: The Commonwealth's largest single annual event, and one of Louisville's most popular entertainment attractions, the celebration is produced by Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., a private, not-for-profit civic organization.<br />Attendance: an estimated 1.5 million<br />Events: 70-plus special events<br />First Derby: 1875<br />Founded: 1956<br />Budget: $5 million projected (1st budget was $640)<br />
  3. 3. Major Derby Events<br />Thunder over Louisville<br />Great Balloon Race Festival<br />Great Steamboat Race Course<br />Pegasus Parade<br />Derby Marathon and miniMarathon<br />The Derby<br />
  4. 4. Thunder over Louisville<br />Thunder Over Louisville Air Show<br />Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks<br />
  5. 5. Great Balloon Race Festival<br />Great Balloon Glimmer<br />Great Balloon Rush Hour Race<br />Great Balloon Glow<br />Great Balloon Race<br />
  6. 6. Pegasus Parade<br />Local high school and college bands<br />Individuals and businesses to create the floats for the parade<br />Giant inflatable cartoon characters, equestrians, and celebrities.<br />
  7. 7. Great Steamboat Race<br />Race down the Ohio River between the Belle of Belle of Louisvillandthe Belle of Cincinnati<br />14 mile race<br />Start and finish by the second <br /> street bridge.<br />
  8. 8. Derby Marathon and miniMarathon<br />Marathon is 26.2 miles<br />miniMarthon is 12 miles<br />More then 12,000 runners<br />Course runs though the city<br /> of Louisville.<br />
  9. 9. The Derby<br />The KY Derby is a 1.25 mile race for three year old thoroughbred horses.<br />Draws an average of 150,000 visitors each year.<br />
  10. 10. Interesting Derby facts<br />The Kentucky Derby earned its nickname "Run for the Roses" because of the blanket of 554 red roses traditionally awarded to the winner after the race.<br />Covering 147 acres, Churchill Downs, where the Derby is ran, is among the most famous sporting venues in the world. It has a seating capacity of over 165,000 people.<br />The fastest Kentucky Derby ever ran was by Secretariat in 1973. The Triple Crown-winning horse ran the 1¼ miles in 1 minute 59 seconds. the first Kentucky Derby was ran in 2 minutes 27 seconds.<br />The Derby was first nationally televised in 1952.<br />

×