LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Competing in the Derby before first grade.
The Kindergarten Derby was held Thursday morning at Louisville Collegiate School. "Jockeys" aged 5-6 years old raced with their self-decorated hobby horses, wearing matching silks.
The children bore the names of actual Derby contenders.
The winner -- Oliver Johnson riding Classic Empire -- was given a blanket of roses created by fellow students.
The Kindergarten Derby also featured trainers, the Derby Festival Queen and her court and the official bugler of Churchill Downs.
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