The “Run for Roses” happens the first Saturday in May. The “Run for
Roses” can also be called the Kentucky Derby. It is the biggest race in
Kentucky. M. Lewis Clark built
Churchill Downs in 1874. Churchill Downs got its name from the fact that it was
built on a farm owned by a family named Churchill. The Kentucky Derby is held at
Churchill Downs each year. The Kentucky Derby is a 1 ¼ a mile long and you
should like watching it.