It’s one way to chronicle the weather on important occasions.
By Kathie Stamps

The 2017 race was run in the cold Kentucky rain.
Kentucky Derby 143 limerick

It was around 80° and the track was fast in 2016.
Kentucky Derby 142

It really was gorgeous in 2015, with sunshine and 74-ish-or-so degrees. Perfection.

A lovely day in 2014, when California Chrome was the Derby winner.

Yep. It rained in 2013.