Named by Travel + Leisure, Fodor’s, and Reader’s Digest as a top reason to visit in 2024, the Kentucky Derby is considered the longest continually run annual sporting event in the United States, with the inaugural running taking place in May of 1875. On 4th May 2024, the 150th running of the iconic horse race will take place at the historic Churchill Downs, a National Historic Landmark and must-visit attraction when visiting Louisville.
During her 70-year reign, the Queen visited Kentucky five times, including her final visit in 2007 to attend the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The attendance that year was the third largest in Kentucky Derby history with favourite Street Sense winning the Run for the Roses. To honour her majesty, a special blend of tea was created by the executive chef at Churchill Downs for her visit.