Derby Prep Is Underway

Mar 25, 2014

The solid gold trophy that the owner of the Kentucky Derby winner is being delivered to Churchill Downs.

The trophy is 22 inches tall with a 14-karat gold horse and rider atop it and horseshoe-shaped wreath handles. It sits on a jade base and weighs about 60 ounces. 

Churchill Downs says the company that makes the trophy begins work on it the previous November. The process takes about 2,000 hours.  The track is unveiling the 2014 trophy for media on Tuesday.  The $2 million Kentucky Derby will be May 3rd.