Delayed by Coronavirus, finally the 146th edition of historic Kentucky Derby took place on Saturday.
Generally scheduled in the 5th month of every year, it was the first time since World War II the schedule was changed.
The event was only open for horse owners, family members and jockeys to attend in person.
Here are some of the pictures shared on Instagram by official Instagram handle and people who were present there.
The Go Time
If it was not for the pandemic, Kentucky Derby has its tradition of sipping a mint julep, donning a beautiful hat, and joining fellow race fans in singing “My Old Kentucky Home”
The Kentucky Derby has a long history that started in 1872 when Meriwether Lewis Clark traveled to Europe, Clark while travelling attended Epsom Derby in England that had almost 100 years history then, a well-known horse race run since 1780.
Clark has also visited French Jockey Club, a group that developed another popular horse race, the Grand Prix de Paris Longchamps.
The craze for the Derby event got Meriwether Lewis Clark hooked and upon his return he was determined to replicate this is States.
According to the website it was his two uncles John and Henry Churchill who gifted Clark the necessary land to develop a racetrack, and by formally organizing a group of local race fans to be named the Louisville Jockey Club, Clark has raised funds to build a permanent racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. On May 17th, 1875, the racetrack opened its gates and the Louisville Jockey Club sponsored the very first Kentucky Derby.