The Kentucky Derby: “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”
“This Kentucky Derby, whatever it is—a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion—is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.”
On the first Saturday of May, all eyes turn to Churchill Downs racetrack for the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. This guide prepares you for Kentucky Derby Day, linking to best sources for race history and traditions, race coverage, travel advice and party-throwing tips, as well as where to bet the Kentucky Derby.
Held annually since 1875, the Kentucky Derby is rich in history and colorful tradition. This ... read more »
Whether you're an experienced handicapper or a casual fan just trying to learn who's running this year, you'll find helpful news and handicapping resources in this section.
- Visit the official Web site of the Kentucky Derby for profiles of each contending horse, which includes a look at past races, pedigree information and biographies of the connections.
For Web sites ...
The Daily Racing Form
is the most popular choice for bettors planning their wagering strategies. Its Derby section includes news stories, analysis and chats from its racing experts and “Derby Watch,” a weekly look at the progress of Derby contenders. A subscription is required to access all of DRF's analysis and handicapping data, but Derby past performances are available with free registration.
Triple Crown Mania recaps of Derby prep races and profiles of contending horses with links to news stories. It also features extensive video coverage
. Be sure to visit Blood-Horse's “Blog Stable
,” which includes two focused on the Triple Crown.
The Thoroughbred Times
has a "Road to the Triple Crown" section that looks at contending horses; the site also explains dosage and how it applies to this year's Derby. In addition, there's a video detailing the history of the Triple Crown.
For a news aggregator ...
is the single best source of horse racing news on the Internet, providing links to the top horse racing stories from newspapers around the world.
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