Race to the Triple Crown

Race to the Triple Crown

The race for Triple Crown glory will kick off May 2 with the Kentucky Derby

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:23 AM PDT

What's in a Name? For Derby Race Horses, Plenty

What's in a Name? For Derby Race Horses, Plenty

In addition to personal preferences, owners must navigate rules on everything from name length to decorum enforced by the racing industry's primary association. And should the horse make it into one of the...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 12:40 PM PDT

Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses

Triple Crown: Baffert's Tough Losses

Before Bob Baffert won the Kentucky Derby for the first time, he lost. Sure, he's won the world's great horse race three times. Only three other trainers have won more in 140 runnings.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 10:48 AM PDT

Derby Part of Packed Saturday Line-Up

Derby Part of Packed Saturday Line-Up

The most-anticipated fight of all time. The best-known horse race. The premier baseball rivalry. The NFL draft.

And those are just the highlights.

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 05:48 AM PDT

What's Behind the Kentucky Derby's Trademark Hats?

What's Behind the Kentucky Derby's Trademark Hats?

The Kentucky Derby may be the greatest two minutes in sports, but at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the competition parading in the stands could give the thoroughbreds a run for their money.

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 09:25 AM PDT

Kentucky Derby Gets Late Surprise Entry in 22nd Horse

Kentucky Derby Gets Late Surprise Entry in 22nd Horse

Twenty-two horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum field of 20.

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 12:37 PM PDT

Louisville Native Realizes Derby Dream as Trainer

Louisville Native Realizes Derby Dream as Trainer

George Weaver saw his first Kentucky Derby here at age 9, which helped stoke an early calling toward training horses. He's now seeing that childhood dream come full circle as a first-time Derby trainer,...

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 09:51 AM PDT

Don't Skimp on Mint: How to Throw a Derby Party

Don't Skimp on Mint: How to Throw a Derby Party

Can't make it to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby this year? You can still join in the fun by throwing your own Derby party, with the help of hats, bourbon and a lot of mint.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 09:08 AM PDT

How to Make a Mint Julep, Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby

How to Make a Mint Julep, Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby

The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Learn how to make your own at home while you watch.

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 08:23 AM PDT

Dortmund, American Pharoah Vie for Kentucky Derby Favorite

Dortmund, American Pharoah Vie for Kentucky Derby Favorite

Bob Baffert is riding high these days, knowing he holds a pair of aces heading into the Kentucky Derby. The white-haired trainer has the probable favorite in either undefeated Dortmund or American Pharoah...

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 04:32 PM PDT
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