The Kentucky Derby 2022 – Preview

Last Updated on May 1, 2022 4:50 pm by Erwin Noguera

The Kentucky Derby 2022

The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3-year-old Thoroughbred horses. 

The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long.

It takes place on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The Derby is the longest continually held sporting event in America and one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. 

The Kentucky Derby – Horse Racing – Preview – Info

When: Saturday, May 7th, 2022.

Where Can I Watch? NBC Sports

20 horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, which is a larger field size than most horse races; where on average 8 horses race against one another. 

The 20 horses racing in the Kentucky Derby must first travel along the road to the Derby, which is a series of 35 races taking place at tracks across the country and the world. 

The winning purse is $2 million.

It takes place on the first Saturday in May every year and typically draws a crowd of 155,000 people. 

For this year, the first seed is “Epicenter”, a Kentucky-born Colt from Westwind Farms, owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, and his trainer is the leading all-time trainer of winners in North America, Steve M. Asmussen.

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