Featured Video: Budweiser Clydesdales at the Kentucky Derby

The Clydesdale hitch will be making their first-ever trip to Churchill Downs for the 2019 Kentucky Derby.

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Budweiser Clydesdales at Churchill Downs

The first Saturday in May is an iconic date for Kentuckians and fans of Thoroughbred racing. Since 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, and May 4, 2019, will be the 145th running of America’s most famous race.

But for fans of all equine kind, the Derby brings something extra special this year. The Budweiser Clydesdales are making their first-ever appearance on the track for the Derby celebration. They’ll be decked out in their own version of the Derby’s blanket of roses, with roses braided into their manes in honor of the “Run for the Roses.”

Budweiser Clydesdale at Churchill Downs

Get a sneak peek of the Clydesdales’ trip to Churchill Downs in the video below, and tune into the Kentucky Derby broadcast on NBC starting at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 4.

Coverage of the Kentucky Oaks and other Derby Week races and celebrations will air on NBC Sports Network. Tap here to view the broadcast schedule.

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