Ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost time for the “fastest two minutes in sports.” Whether you’re a KY native or an out-of-town fan, come to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs this May 4th. Get ready for a day of flouncy spring hats, refreshing mint juleps, and—of course—some of the nation’s fastest horses.

Tradition

The first Kentucky Derby was held in 1875, and you can see the winner Aristides forever memorialized in a beautiful statue on the grounds. This year over one-hundred-thousand fans will attend, cheering and betting for their favorite horses. Look at Horse Racing Nation’s articles for a rundown of the 2013 contenders, including some of the fan favorites—Revolutionary, Goldencents, and Orb.

Details

According to the Kentucky Derby’s official website, the gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 4th. Post time for the first race is 10:30 a.m. (EST) and post time for the Kentucky Oaks is at about 5:45 p.m. The Kentucky Derby is scheduled at approximately 6:24 p.m.

Lodging

Half of the fun of the derby is staying in Louisville near the electric atmosphere. Since attending the race can be costly, how about saving some money on your lodging by getting an affordable RV rental or travel trailer from Greenwood RV Rentals & Sales? Our large selection of camper rentals will give you an unforgettable weekend at the derby for less. For a list of nearby campgrounds, refer to USA Today’s travel tips section.

Whether you’re headed to Churchill Downs or to a rustic campground, www.greenwoodrvrentals.com has the ideal shelter. Make a reservation online or contact us today at 317-413-0817.  We look forward to serving you.