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Definition of Derby

Derby

  1. A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.
  2. A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.

Derby Quotations

You can't win the Kentucky Derby unless you're on a thoroughbred.
Joe Torre

I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
Charlie Chaplin

The best thing about the Kentucky Derby is that it is only two minutes long. It is the quickest event in sports, except for Sumo-wrestling & Mike Tyson fights. Maybe Drag-racing is quicker, but I have never been attracted to it.
Hunter S. Thompson

Football is only once a week. NASCAR is once a week. Those sports are insanely popular. Horse racing is oversaturated. Unless tracks cut back to three days a week of full fields, a lot of people will really hurt down the road. Horse racing, to survive, has to go to that. Let's face it: Churchill Downs only does well on Derby Week.
Rick Pitino

If Jack Nicklaus can win the Masters at 46, I can win the Kentucky Derby at 54.
Bill Shoemaker
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Derby Translations

derby in Swedish is derby, plommonstop
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