LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Kentucky Derby is one of the most iconic sporting events of the year, at one of the most iconic venues in Churchill Downs.

The 148th Run of the Roses boasts one of the most competitive and open fields in recent memory, giving a number of horses, jockeys, trainers and owners hope at achieving horse racing immortality.

The FOX 56 Sports team captured the magic of this memorable day, and the preparations that precede it, in the Spirit of the Derby Special which aired on FOX 56. Check out the full show above!