The Kentucky Derby is an American horse race held on the first Saturday in May in Louisville, Kentucky. Open to three year-old thoroughbred horses, the race was first held in 1864, and is one and a quarter miles long. Many horses who have competed in the race have become quite famous, including Summer Squall.
- The Kentucky Derby is Uncle Wally's barbershop singing group of horses. In a 1991 episode of Sesame Street, the group sings "One of Us Here is Not Like The Others", and asks the viewer guess which one is different.
- In the Muppet Babies coloring book Muppet Babies Visit the Fifty States, Baby Kermit is pictured at the Kentucky Derby.