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2021 Kentucky Derby Guide

The 147th Run for the Roses takes place on Saturday at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. The most exciting two minutes in sports will welcome masked fans back to the 1.25-mile track, to the delight of local businesses. Read on to meet the horses, learn who the experts expect to win, check out the fashion trends, and snag a recipe for some delicious beverages to prepare while you enjoy the race.

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2021 Kentucky Derby Guide
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    What to Know About the Race

    What to Know About the Race

    Fans are expected to return to Churchill Downs after the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted last year’s race.

    Latest Odds and Predictions

    Latest Odds and Predictions

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    CBS Sports

    The Brad Cox-trained Essential Quality, who is 5-for-5 in his career, is the 2-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Kentucky Derby odds.

    Grammy Winner Tori Kelly to Perform National Anthem

    Grammy Winner Tori Kelly to Perform National Anthem

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    USA TODAY - Ralphie Aversa

    Coming off her first holiday album and recent collaborations with Justin Bieber, USA TODAY can exclusively reveal singer Tori Kelly will perform the national anthem at the 147th Kentucky Derby on Saturday. The two-time Grammy winner is already familiarizing herself with the derby, which is a unique …

    What to Wear to the Derby

    What to Wear to the Derby

    The Kentucky Derby traditions have always included beautiful hats and you really don’t have a Derby outfit without one. Your outfit surrounds your headpiece, with a dress to match and then your accessories built off of those two main components.

    Mint Julep Supplies

    Stock up on the essentials for this Derby staple to make your party a hit. We may receive a commission on qualifying purchases.

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