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Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Panoramic Picture - Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Panoramic Picture - Horse Racing

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This panorama, photographed by James Blakeway, captures a quintessential moment during the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports®. Since its inaugural running in 1875, the Kentucky Derby® has grown into an American cultural event unlike any other. Many of the traditions celebrated during this weekend at Churchill Downs and across the country, incorporate the visible signs of this special occasion and the romantic ideals of the old South. From the roses that blanket the winner’s neck, to the music of “My Old Kentucky Home” played at the start of festivities, to the popular Mint Juleps that have hosted the event from the beginning - this is more than just a horse race.
Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs Panoramic Picture

Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs Panoramic Picture

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This aerial panoramic photograph of Churchill Downs was taken by James Blakeway from a helicopter during the running of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby has run continuously at Churchill Downs since the track's inaugural race meet on May 17, 1875. A new grandstand was completed in 1895, complimented by the Twin Spires atop the roof. The Twin Spires would become the symbol of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. A 7/8-mile turf track lies inside of a one-mile dirt track. The Kentucky Derby has been referred to as the "greatest two minutes in sports" and was first telecast nationally in 1952.
Dawn At Churchill Downs Panoramic Picture - Kentucky Derby

Dawn At Churchill Downs Panoramic Picture - Kentucky Derby

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This panoramic photograph of Churchill Downs was taken by James Blakeway. It features Churchill Downs during one of its most beautiful times of the day, dawn. Thoroughbreds can be seen at dawn going through morning paces as they prepare for race campaigns leading up to the annual race meets. Churchill Downs has run the annual Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks continuously since their debut in 1875. The signature Twin Spires were completed as part of a new grandstand in 1895 and would become the symbol of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.
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Kentucky Derby Panoramic Pictures

Panoramic pictures of Churchill Downs during the running of the Kentucky Derby capture what has become known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." Unlike other large events across the U.S., the Kentucky Derby has been run every year since 1875.

Kentucky Derby panoramas make a wonderful gift for any fan of horse racing. Aerial photography brings you the best action of the day right during the excitement of the race. Views of the horses, racing full speed, can be clearly seen in vibrant color along with other historic sights of Churchill Downs, like the Twin Spires atop the grandstand roof. These have been an iconic symbol for the race since their completion in 1895.

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