Derby Trophy Arriving at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- With Kentucky Derby 140 less than six weeks away, the solid gold trophy that the owner of the winning 3-year-old will receive is being delivered to Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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 3.


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