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Kentucky Derby Predictions

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 05.05.2016 | Sports
Carey Beth Elder

The prized derby is this weekend in Churchill Downs and hat makers everywhere are having their yearly rush. The Kentucky Derby brings the best horses ...

Cheap Right Now: Louisville in April

CheapTickets | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

By Ally Marotti for the CheapTickets Travel Blog The South in the springtime is pure bliss. It's easy to think it'd be a little more blissful if you...

Sport and Society for Arete -- Triple Crown

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.05.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

By late Saturday, the Sports world will know if there is a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 37 years. The last winner was Affirmed in 1978. No one could have guessed that it would be this long before another horse would accomplish this feat again.

That High G

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The other night in Louisville, in rehearsal at Kentucky Opera, staging my new verismo opera, "A Woman in Morocco," just before the running of the Kentucky Derby, I realized just how much opera singers and thoroughbred racehorses have in common.

Sport and Society for Arete: The Triple Crown

Richard Crepeau | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

By late Saturday the sportsworld will know if there is a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 36 years. No one could have guessed that it would be this long before another horse would accomplish this feat again.

If You've Ever Been To The Kentucky Derby, You Know These Truths

Jan Diehm | Posted 05.02.2014 | Sports

There are two very different derbies at Churchill Downs: one in the infield and one in the grandstands. Everyone who has been to the Kentucky Derby kn...

9 Facts You Probably Didn't About The Kentucky Derby

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.02.2014 | Sports

"The Greatest Two Minutes In Sports" is set to kick off in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. At the 140th Kentucky Derby, women will parade the most ...

How to Win Money on the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Don McNay | Posted 07.02.2014 | Sports
Don McNay

Moderation is smart in any situation, but especially when it comes to the Kentucky Derby.

PHOTO: PETA Visits Kentucky Derby -- Not For Mint Juleps

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.03.2013 | Green

One of the few sure things at the Kentucky Derby? PETA won't be cheering. The animal-rights group drove a billboard protesting horse abuse in front...

LIVE: Kentucky Derby

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Sports

Depending on who you ask, the most important thing to know about the 138th Kentucky Derby is not whether Union Rags or Gemologist should really have b...

Kentucky Derby: As In Politics, You Need A Horse, And A Theory

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Sports
Howard Fineman

The Derby is like politics in so many ways. Someone runs. Someone wins. People contribute money and get their hopes up. There is a weird sense that somehow all of your problems will be solved and the world will right itself if only you find the right contender.

At The Kentucky Derby, Chasing Traces Of A Champion

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports
Howard Fineman

And there, in all of his glory, stood Secretariat: massive in size; reddish-brown chestnut in color; enormous, muscled chest; proud head jutting forward like a one-horse Mt. Rushmore.

Zenyatta's Having a Party!

Liz O'Connell | Posted 12.12.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

A year has gone by since we were all on edge - was Zenyatta going to make it three Breeders' Cup victories in a row? It wasn't to be.

The Upcoming Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational & The Goodwood Stakes. Where Being Virtual Can Be Rewarding!

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

There are two more chances for everyone attending "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup qualifying races, to have an ownership interest in a horse running in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on November 5.

2011 Breeders' Cup Shaping Up With 35 Challenge Winners

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.14.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Fields for the 2011, at Churchill Downs on November 4th and 5th, are starting to fill. Thus far, 35 horses have qualified by winning races in the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.

PHOTOS: Home Of Kentucky Derby Nailed By Possible Tornado

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs officials are assessing the aftermath of a possible tornado that left several horse barns damaged and has temporar...

It's Good to Be King

Liz O'Connell | Posted 07.14.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

A major factor in Animal Kingdom winning the Derby was his great trip. Given a masterful ride by Velasquez, the colt was in the right spot throughout the race.

Uncle Mo Scratched From Kentucky Derby

Posted 07.07.2011 | Sports

Uncle Mo, one of the top rated thoroughbreds going into the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, dropped out of Saturday's featured race at Churchill ...

PHOTOS: The Last 10 Kentucky Derby Winners

The Huffington Post | Tim Stenovec | Posted 07.06.2011 | Sports

The world's best jockeys will on Saturday vie for a $2.1 million purse and a chance at the Triple Crown in the 2011 Kentucky Derby. The winner of t...

Betting on a 2011 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

When making your Derby bet, forget all the high powered systems and strategies and give it your best guess.

Zenyatta's Walk of Fame -- Racing Cinéma Vérité

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

With hand held video camera, Frances J. Karon joined Zenyatta's entourage, covering the big mare's race prep and the race -- from on the race track!

Racing Superstars Readying for $25.5 Million in Breeders' Cup Purses

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

A total of $25.5 million will be disbursed as winnings, earning the Breeders' Cup (BC) the distinction of being the world's richest prize money event.

Jane Beshear, First Lady Of Kentucky, Addresses Breast Cancer Among Women In Horse Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Of the thousands of women who work behind the scenes in the Kentucky horse industry, many are uninsured and don't have the time or resources to get me...

A Bourbon Picking Guide For Derby Day, And Every Day

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

I don't know much about horses or funny hats, but my liver and I do know a thing or two about bourbon. For those who don't know or who never thought to ask, here's a quick primer.

Derby Horses 2010: Crowded Field For Kentucky Derby 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Kentucky Derby horses for 2010 are set and 20 horses in all are expected to participate in Saturday's race. The Kentucky Derby 2010 draws include...