Kentucky Local News, Weather, Sports | Lexington, KY | WKYT

Derby trophy arriving at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - With Kentucky Derby 140 less than six weeks away, the solid gold trophy that the owner of the winning 3-year-old will receive is being delivered to Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The trophy is 22 inches tall with a 14-karat gold horse and rider atop it and horseshoe-shaped wreath handles. It sits on a jade base and weighs about 60 ounces.

Churchill Downs says the company that makes the trophy begins work on it the previous November. The process takes about 2,000 hours.

The track is unveiling the 2014 trophy for media on Tuesday.

The $2 million Kentucky Derby will be May 3.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 252162321 - wkyt.com/a?a=252162321
Gray Television, Inc.