“The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for sumo wrestling and Mike Tyson fights. Maybe drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.” — Hunter S. Thompson,
Known as "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports", the 145th annual Kentucky Derby takes place today in Louisville, KY. After odds-on favorites Omaha Beach and Haikal both scratched out of race this week, the 19-horse race is a complete toss-up this year. The world-famous derby is attended by more than 150,000 and is known for its elaborate and colorful fashion scene, so don your favorite fascinator and prepare for the pageantry of this unique event.