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Mar 25, 2014 6:35 AM

Derby Trophy Arriving At Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE (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 has been 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 $2 million Kentucky Derby will be May 3.

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