Lexington is horse country in every sense of the word and, on my drive from the airport, I was enthralled with the spectacular scenery: the rolling hills of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region with pretty red barns, fields and meadows.
After the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen collected two more world titles last week in Dubai, winning the FIDE Rapid and Blitz championships, new comparisons were inevitable. Now he might be compared to a horse or a long distance runner, I thought.
Like so many others, I've been inspired by the story of California Chrome. So much in fact, that despite not being a fan of horse racing, I decided to make the pilgrimage to Belmont Park.
The beauty and majesty of thoroughbred horse racing is indeed poetry in motion. When these magnificent animals take to the track, they do what is in their blood to do... they do what they were born to do... they run.
Indiana is a state with a considerable creative history, where the arts are alive and hanging in there.
Watching this year's Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, made me reflect on my own peak experience as an owner in a racehorse who also wasn't expected to become anything special amongst the 30,000+ racehorses that are born each year.
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Moderation is smart in any situation, but especially when it comes to the Kentucky Derby.
No matter where you're watching the race, don't forget the ultimate accessory -- a classic Mint Julep in a sliver cup.
On May 3, thoroughbred racing insiders, fans, experience seekers and celebs will flock to the most popular horse race in the U.S.
With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, we've got bourbon and heavy duty snacks on the brain.
You'll find bourbon mixed drinks, bourbon infusions, and bourbon slushies. People from Louisville drink it on the rocks or with a splash of water. There are plenty of opportunities to taste bourbon beyond the race track.
Since I'm not a native of the South, I love any excuse to direct my healthifying powers below the Mason Dixon line.
There's more to life than tequila and bourbon, even on Cinco de Derby weekend. And on May 6, when you're margarita'd and mint julep'd out and are looking for a change of pace, you'll thank me.
America has long had a love affair with horse racing. As we approach this year's 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first of the Triple Crown races, aficionados will focus on the new crop of 3-year-olds.