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From the first Kentucky Derby run in 1875 to the 140th edition of the race, running this year, the Kentucky Derby has produced some interesting numbers through the years. Join America's Best Racing as we look at some of the numbers that make the Kentucky Derby the most well-known race in the world.

1 – Number of Kentucky Derby winners whose birthplace was New York: Funny Cide (2003)

1 – The number of Kentucky Derby winners without a start as a two-year-old: Apollo (1882)

2 – The number of Kentucky Derby winners since 1929 with a six-week layoff coming into the Derby: Needles (1956) and Animal Kingdom (2011).

3 – Number of Kentucky Derby winners whose birthplace was California: Decidedly (1962), Swaps (1955), and Morvich (1922)

3 – The smallest field size for the Kentucky Derby (tie between 1892 and 1905)

6 - Number of Kentucky Derby winners whose birthplace was Florida: Silver Charm (1997), Unbridled (1990), Affirmed (1978), Foolish Pleasure (1975), Carry Back (1961), and Needles (1956)

9 – The most victories in the Kentucky Derby by a breeder: Calumet Farm

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11 – The number of Triple Crown winners

11.7% - The win percentage from post position 10, the highest among the 20 post positions since the use of the starting gate in 1930

17 – Since the use of the starting gate was employed in 1930, post position 17 is the lone post position among the 20 which has never produced a winner

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22 – The number of Kentucky Derby winners who have won the race in gate-to-wire fashion with the most recent being War Emblem in 2002

23 – The largest field size for the Kentucky Derby: 1974 (the 100th anniversary)

24 – The age of the youngest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby: James Rowe, Sr. with Hindoo in 1881

29.8% - The in-the-money percentage for post position 2, the highest among the 20 post positions since the use of the starting gate in 1930

52 – Number of bay colored horses who have won the Kentucky Derby

ORB, WHO WON THE KENTUCKY DERBY IN 2013, WAS THE LAST BAY TO WIN THE RACE

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53 – The number of favorites who have won the Kentucky Derby, with the most recent being Orb in 2013

54 – The age of the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand in 1986

106 – Number of Kentucky Derby winners whose birthplace was Kentucky

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140- Consecutive years the Kentucky Derby has been held, making it the longest-consecutive running sporting event in America

$184.90 – The record $2 win payoff for a Kentucky Derby winner: Donerail in 1913

259 – The number of days in between the 1915 Kentucky Derby win and the previous start by Regret, the most documented days between a last start

2,000 – The number of media credentials issued for the Kentucky Derby

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2,250 – Pounds of mint (all locally grown) consumed at the Kentucky Derby

7,800 – Liters of bourbon consumed at the Kentucky Derby

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120,000 – The number of Mint Juleps consumed at the Kentucky Derby

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142,000 – The number of hot dogs consumed at the Kentucky Derby

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151,616 – The attendance at the 2013 Kentucky Derby

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165,307 –record attendance at the Kentucky Derby (occurred in 2012)

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984,564 – The number of pari-mutuel tickets sold by Churchill Downs on the 2013 Kentucky Derby

$1,000.00 – The purse of the first Kentucky Derby, held in 1875

$2,000,000.00 - The purse of this year’s 140th Kentucky Derby

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$133,100,000.00 – The amount wagered on the Kentucky Derby in 2013

Catch Kentucky Derby pre-race coverage on NBC Sports and the race on NBC starting at 11 a.m. ET on May 3.

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