The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us. Hailed as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” it is truly a must see special event. In a fast paced world of the modern era there are few sports left that hearken back to a more genteel time. Mint Juleps, elaborate hats, and a huge garland of roses sets the race apart from any other sporting event. Churchill Downs is not just the horse capital of the United States but the horse capital of the world. The Derby is surpassed by attendees only by four NASCAR races by the numbers. An estimated 165,000+ people come every year. Whether or not you are lucky enough to go there is another story.