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Eight Things You MUST Avoid On Kentucky Derby Day

May 4, 2018 |

  If You Have To Read Another Derby List, Don’t Miss This One By Derek Simon Lists are big these days and I’ll give you 12 reasons why… no, I’m kidding. But it does amaze me how often we gravitate to someone’s thoughts if — and only if — they are enumerated. Hear a crazy guy at […]

How To Make An Oaks Lily

May 4, 2018 |

By USRacing/LATT Staff Once again, the Kentucky Oaks Lily is the Kentucky Oaks official drink for the ninth time, serving it as an alternative to the famous Kentucky Derby drink: the Mint Julep. Here’s how to enjoy it at home, while watching the Oaks of your own home and wagering from your mobile or tablet. […]

Using Running Styles To Identify Contenders And Pretenders In the Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2018 |

Do Running Styles Matter? By Derek Simon Handicapping author William L. Quirin once called early speed the “universal track bias” and, despite the influx of grass racing and synthetic surfaces, statistics show that Quirin’s observation still holds true today. Even in the Kentucky Derby, a race that many believe is about as kind to frontrunners […]

Stallion Stories: Go For Gin

May 2, 2018 |

  The Oldest Kentucky Derby Winner on American Soil in Residence at the Kentucky Horse Park By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 24th anniversary of Go For Gin’s triumph in the 1994 Kentucky Derby (G1), and while he’s not the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner – 1993 winner Sea Hero is reported to be a […]

The Curse Of Post 17 In The Kentucky Derby

May 2, 2018 |

No Horse In History Has Won from Post 17 In The Kentucky Derby Gate By Ray Wallin Seventeen. It was the age I got my driver’s license. For some girls, it is a magazine that offers them advice on becoming a woman. The great Bob Gibson set this record when he struck out this many Tigers in […]

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

May 1, 2018 |

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 […]

*FINAL – 144th Kentucky Derby Silks Colors & Patterns – 2018 FINAL

May 1, 2018 |

By LATT Staff The Kentucky Derby is nothing if not colorful. From the fashion to the saddle towels and even the red roses draped over the winner of the most prestigious event in horse racing, nothing is more colorful than the silks carried to post by each of the Kentucky Derby contenders representing each owner. […]

Kentucky Derby 2018 – Exceptionally Strong Field Ready To Rumble

May 1, 2018 |

Field Set for Kentucky Derby 144 By Noel Michaels Kentucky Derby 144 is finally here and after months of prep races across the world, a field of 20 horses are set to enter the starting gate at Churchill Downs for the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports on Saturday, May 5. This year’s entrants are shaping up […]

The Official US Racing Kentucky Derby Drinking Game

April 28, 2018 |

Fun for all ages, depending on drink of choice. Get your Derby party guests to play along! By Ray Wallen For a race that takes roughly two minutes, the pre-race Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC will be four hours long. That is a lot of time to fill. With a full field, that would be […]

Do Speed Figures Matter In The Kentucky Derby

April 23, 2018 |

By Derek Simon  For whatever reason, some people approach big race days like they would bowling on the moon. In other words, they throw out everything they know about horse racing and handicapping and, instead, prepare themselves for a completely new experience. Take, for example, the notion that speed figures mean nothing in the Kentucky […]