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The Kentucky Derby: 5 Things That Make a Horse Race-Worthy

By Sunny Chanel |

The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is a special time. A time to sip on mint juleps, a time to don great big hat, and a time to watch some of the most magnificent horses in the world compete in a contest of amazing speed and agility.

The Kentucky Derby is a big deal.

“You know the appeal of the Kentucky Derby is pretty spectacular and straightforward,” James Tafel, a horse breeder, told the New York Times. “It’s the aspiration of all horsemen to have a horse in the race. It’s our gold standard. I make the case it’s the greatest race in the world, because if you’re on a plane or waiting in line, and you tell someone you’re in the horse business, the only question they have is, ‘Have you won the Kentucky Derby?’ ”

So what makes a horse worthy of the racing in the Kentucky Derby?

Here are 5 things these creatures must possess:nggallery id=’127804′

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What Makes a Horse Worthy to Race in the Kentucky Derby

Money

It's a pretty pricey to enter a horse into the derby, with an entry fee of about $25,000 to start. But with a $2,000,000 purse, the investment might be worth it!
Source: Horse Races.Net
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Images via The Kentucky Derby

 

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