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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 […]

*FINAL – 144th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – 4/30/18

April 30, 2018 |

In Post Position Order, With Riders and Morning Line Odds: By LATT Staff Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the probable field for the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs.

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 […]

Ransom Notes: Gronkowski Ownership Good For The Game

April 21, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Last summer, at the inaugural Equestricon convention at Saratoga, a young, yet high-profile owner intimated that racing needed to attract more celebrity owners. I won’t quote him directly because I wasn’t in attendance and most of what I read was what was posted on social media, but the negative backlash he received was loud […]

Five Reasons Why Justify Won’t Win The Kentucky Derby

April 13, 2018 |

By Derek Simon Right now, among many horse racing fans, three things in life are certain: death, taxes and the fact that, come the first Saturday in May, Justify will win the Kentucky Derby. Currently, the chestnut cold is the 7-2 favorite to win the most famous race in America and his conditioner, Bob Baffert, is second only to Todd Pletcher (who, as […]

Justify Does Just That For Kentucky Derby With Santa Anita Derby Win

April 7, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s Justify may have been a bit late to this year’s Kentucky Derby (GI) party, but proved he certainly should be one of the guests of honor after winning the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (GI) by three easy lengths. Under regular […]