Kentucky Derby 2015 Recap. Reading and Vocabulary

Posted on May 4 2015 - 11:00am by PopESL


Sarah Hyland, ESL, Kentucky Derby, English as a second language

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The Kentucky Derby took place on Saturday, May 2, and celebrities went all out at the grand affair! Often called “the greatest two minutes in sports,” stars like Sarah Hyland and Kendra Wilkinson put their best foot forward to attend the big race.

The race is not just known for mint juleps and fancy hats. Here are some other facts:

What is the race? The Kentucky Derby is a horse race on the first Saturday in May. It’s a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbreds. The length of the race is one-and-a quarter miles (2 km). The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North American horse races and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races.

Where is the Kentucky Derby being held? The Kentucky Derby goes down at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.

Who won? American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on May 2 in an epic race.

Did you watch? Do you like horse racing?

Hey, btw, did you know “horse race” is a noun as adjective? Read more about that and practice here!

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