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Kentucky Derby Week 2017 Photo Gallery

May 16, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Following are images from the mornings and afternoons during Kentucky Derby week 2017 at Churchill Downs, including thrilling racing moments, morning training, paddock schooling and some backside fun. Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy! Photos ©Lady and the Track/Jordan Sigmon  

Kentucky Derby Winner Living Proof ‘Dreams’ Do Come True

May 6, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom MeB Racing Stables, Brooklyn Boys Stables, Teresa Viola, St. Elias Stable’s and Siena Thoroughbreds’ Always Dreaming turned Kentucky Derby dreams into amazing realities on Saturday with his 2 ¾-length score in the $2 million running of the historic race held the first Saturday in May for 143 consecutive years under the Twin […]

Abel Tasman Squishes to Kentucky Oaks Victory

May 5, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman on Friday unleashed an impressive last-to-first performance over a main Churchill Downs track that can be best described as a quagmire to win the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI). The daughter of Quality Road defeated a field of 13 of the best in her […]

Kentucky Derby 143 Analysis and Selections

May 5, 2017 |

By John DaSilva The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived. The first Saturday in May. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. It is always tough to pick the winner of the race. This year the task becomes tougher as at least two inches of rain hit the Louisville area and made […]

Champion Classic Empire Favored in Kentucky Derby 143

May 5, 2017 |

(Churchill Downs Press Release) John Oxley’s Classic Empire, the unanimous Eclipse Award selection as champion 2-year-old of 2016 and a three-time Grade I winner, has been established as the 4-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 20 3-year-olds and two also-eligibles entered for Saturday’s 143rd running of the $2,395,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands […]

A Different Way to Bet the Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2017 |

By John DaSilva It is Kentucky Derby weekend and while the whole world concentrates on selecting the Kentucky Derby winner, there are ways that people can make money on the Kentucky Derby without making a direct win wager. You do have to handicap the race, but, if you play your cards right, you could set […]

Playful McCraken Sitting on ‘Go’ For Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s Kentucky Derby (GI) contender McCraken comes into the classic race as one of the leading contenders, despite his disappointing third-place finish in the Blue Grass Stakes (GII) most recently. Prior to that race, the son of Ghostzapper had won the Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII) at Tampa Bay Downs […]

Three Things to Look For In a Kentucky Derby Winner

May 1, 2017 |

By Derek Simon In between e-mails informing me that I “may already have won” a prize of considerable value and those beseeching me to be “a better lover” (I didn’t know the word had gotten out), I often get messages from folks asking me what I think of such-and-such Derby contender. To be honest, most […]

A Fun, Festive & Tasty Kentucky Derby Party Is In Your Future

May 1, 2017 |

By LATT Staff One of the most unique things about the Kentucky Derby, aside from the thrill of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, is the beautiful display of colors going on under the Twin Spires. In addition to the dashing duds donned by the men and the beautiful dresses and fancy hats showcased by […]

My Walk to Remember: Three Friends, Two Dogs and My Broken Heart

April 27, 2017 |

By Margaret Ransom The Kentucky Derby (GI) is loaded with history and tradition, from the red roses symbolic of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, the Twin Spires, My Old Kentucky Home, fancy hats, Mint Juleps, Derby parties, wise guy horses, and throngs of media… the list of traditions goes on and on. But one of […]