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I say Derby, you say Darby… The Kentucky Derby 2019


The $2 million Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1875, the legendary 1 1/4-mile race for three-year-olds is the oldest continuously held major sporting event in North America and the first leg of horse racing's challenging Triple Crown series. Also known as the "The Run for the Roses," "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" and "America's Race," the Kentucky Derby is the most attended horserace in the nation, with nearly 160,000 attendees.


I say Derby, you say Darby… The British pronunciation "Darby" being a remanence of the past for when it was common practice a few centuries back, especially in the working and illiterate classes, to voice “er” syllables as “ar”, however, that's just another theory. Regardless, as a company that serves the gambling industry worldwide, I will take the pronunciation as to where the event is taking place. So to my colleagues, this is going to be the Kentucky D[er]by and not a D[ar]by, in conversation moving forward. Thanks to Glossophilia.org for that explanation among other theories to strenuous to mention here.


With the push of US Sportsbetting over the past 12 months after the repeal of PASPA. All European Sportsbetting eyes are on what American punters are interested in at any given time and RISQ isn't immune to this excitement. We've had a lot of interest in what the best way forward is for acquiring new players in the US markets and the Kentucky Derby has been high up on that list. Will the Kentucky Derby bring in new punters that will keep on coming back, or is this the single punt of the year for most, I'm sure the industry has varying opinion on this topic.


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