is known as “The Run for the Roses” because the winner is draped in a blanket of roses. Because of its approximate duration, it is also known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.”

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Which Kentucky Derby horse is owned by a woman?

Elwood (born 1901 in Missouri) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1904 Kentucky Derby and for being the first horse to win the Derby who was both bred and owned by a woman.

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Elwood was a bay colt out of the mare Petticoat by Free Knight (by Alarm) In the 1886 Kentucky Derby, Free Knight came in third.

Free Knight had been sold for $45 and was being used as a farm horse in southern Kentucky by the time Elwood won the Derby in 1904.

Racing career

Elwood ran in small stakes and a few $300 claiming races in California during his two-year-old and early three-year-old seasons.

As a two-year-old, he finished second in the Competition Stakes and Youngster Stakes, as well as the 1904 California Ascot Derby, which was held on a muddy track.

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