What was the largest crowd ever to attend the Kentucky Derby?
The largest crowd to ever assemble on Derby Day was in 2015, when 170,513 jammed Churchill Downs Racetrack to watch the 141st running. American Pharoah clenched victory that day, and went on to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner, ending a 37-year gap since the last winner.
Kentucky Derby Trivia and Fun Facts
An Introduction to the Kentucky Derby – the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.”
This vocabulary list includes common words and terms used with horses and racing.
See this list of horse and horse-related books, compiled by the Children's Services staff at the Louisville Free Public Library where each is available to check out.
Color Our Foal! Coloring Sheet
Hot Foot Fred hangs out on the Museum's second floor and enjoys watching our visitors from all around the world. Hang him on your wall!
Kentucky Derby Seek & Find
And they're off! It takes a combination of skill and luck to win the Kentucky Derby, and even more to win the Triple Crown. You'll need both to find these Triple Crown winners in our Seek & Find.
Pre-Visit Activities for Kentucky Derby Museum
"Kentucky Derby Museum 101"
- Download pre-visit orientation plan
- Download PowerPoint Presentation for Kentucky Derby Museum orientation
Winner's Circle Geography
Great Horses of the Kentucky Derby
"You Can't Stop the Derby!"