The uniform spacing of the red roses in the Bunch of Roses Visa Gift Card gives it the look of the garland awarded the winning horse in the Kentucky Derby each year. The garland first was awarded in 1896; eight years later the red rose became the Derby’s official flower. In 1925 a sports writer coined the phrase “Run for the Roses” now synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. The garland has more than 400 red roses sewn to a green satin backing with the Seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on one end and the twin spires of Churchill Downs race track on the other. Salute the winners in your life and those you love with Bunch of Roses Visa Gift Cards.