Derby infographic Test
FIGURING THE DERBY WINNER
Brisnet.com won’t tell you who will win the Kentucky Derby, but its Ultimate Past Performances can certainly help you figure out who can win the Kentucky Derby. Prime Power is an indication of how a horse is expected to perform, and with the exception of Mine That Bird in 2009, the Kentucky Derby winner has had a rating of at least 140 going into the race. The Speed & Class Ratings are the performance numbers each horse earned when winning the race. A history of 100+ Speed and 120+ Class Ratings is essential to Derby success.
Kentucky Derby Champions by the Numbers 2000-2016
BRIS Ratings of Kentucky Derby Champions 2000-2016
HOW MUCH IS THE KENTUCKY DERBY?
There are a lot of ways to spend money on and at the Kentucky Derby—watching it live and wagering on it being two of the more popular options. Last year, 167,227 people saw Nyquist win the Kentucky Derby, and they bet $23.5-million at Churchill Downs with nearly half of that being wagered on the Derby itself. Another $169.1-million was bet on Derby day away from the track, including a record $26.8-million via TwinSpires.com.
Cost of Getting in the Gate on Kentucky Derby Weekend
Attendance Kentucky Derby Weekend