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First Nationally Televised Kentucky Derby

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When was the first nationally televised Kentucky Derby?

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CBS first nationally televised the Kentucky Derby in 1952. Hill Gail ridden by Eddie Arcaro was the winner of the 1952 race.

Only Foreign Born Horses to Win the Kentucky Derby

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How many foreign-born horses have won the Kentucky Derby?

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To date (through 2013), only one foreign-born horse has ever won the Kentucky Derby. This feat was accomplished by Canonero II, the 1971 upset winner from Venezuela – an upset considered to be one of the biggest in Derby history.