How Long is the Kentucky Derby? (How Many Miles and How Much Time Will it Take in 2023?)

How Long is the Kentucky Derby? (How Many Miles and How Much Time Will it Take in 2023?)


The 2023 Kentucky Derby is set for Saturday, May 6, with an estimated post time of 6:57 p.m. ET. The 149th Run for the Roses will occur at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, as it does annually.

The Kentucky Derby is the most well-known horse race in the world, pinning the best 3-year-old thoroughbreds against each other, and it sets the stage for the sport's grandest prize: the Triple Crown.

For an event that carries so much fanfare, it can often feel like the Kentucky Derby is over in the blink of an eye. Here's everything you need to know about how long the race is.

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