DID U KNOW…Each year, about 120,000 mint juleps are consumed at Churchill Downs. The official drink of the Derby is traditionally made with Kentucky bourbon, simple syrup, crushed ice, powered sugar and mint.

There have been 19 winning horses in the Kentucky Derby whose names began with the letter “S.” This year, Samraat is the only horse with an “S” name.

Each year, more than 400 red roses are used in the rose blanket draped around the winner of the Derby. In 1925, a columnist dubbed the Kentucky Derby the “Run for the Roses,” according to KentuckyDerby.com.