Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 6 other stakes on the card today with the Derby, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) won by Bricks and Mortar, the Humana Distaff (G1) won by Mia Mischief, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Beau Recall, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) won by Mitole, the American Turf (G2) won by Digital Age, and the Pat Day Mile (G3) won by Mr. Money. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Serengeti Empress rules in the 2019 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Serengeti Empress went to the front and never looked back, winning the 2019 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by 1 3/4 lengths over late closing longshot Liora with Lady Apple third. Favorite Bellafina finished fifth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 other stakes on the card today with the Oaks, including the La Troienne (G1) won by She's a Julie, the Alysheba (G2) won by McKinzie, the Eight Belles (G2) won by Break Even, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by World of Trouble, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3) won by Concrete Rose. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Entries - Tuesday morning entries closed for the 145th Kentucky Derby with a full field of 20 plus one also-eligible. Morning line favorite is now Game Winner at 9-2 after the scratch of Omaha Beach. Get the horses, morning line odds, free past performances, and lots more info here.
2019 Kentucky Oaks Entries - A full field of 14 with 2 also-eligibles was drawn for the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) to be run on Friday at Churchill Downs. Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner Bellafina is the 2-1 morning line favorite from post 4. Get all the horses, posts, and free past performances here.
Thursday Kentucky Derby Photos - Thursday morning at Churchill Downs wasn't as crowded, perhaps because of the rain overnight. Not all the Derby horses and Oaks fillies were out this morning, with Haikal being treated for a foot abcess. Check out photos for 18 Derby horses and 12 Oaks fillies with comments.
Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos - Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs was even more crowded on the backside with Derby fans now that all the Derby and Oaks horses are on the grounds. All 21 Derby horses and 15 Oaks fillies were out this morning, including the new arrivals. Update: As of 6:30pm, Omaha Beach will be scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis! Check out photos for each with comments.
Tuesday Kentucky Derby Photos - Tuesday was my first morning at Churchill Downs and the backside was more crowded than usual with Derby fans to see the horses at 7:30am. 14 Derby horses and 14 Oaks fillies were out this morning, including Derby favorite Omaha Beach and Oaks favorite Bellafina. Check out photos for each with comments.
2019 Kentucky Derby Analysis - Our annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year it is a pretty wide open field and the order shows that.
Kentucky Derby Notes for 4/29 - Monday morning was still cold but not as gloomy at Churchill Downs and only one Derby horse, Long Range Toddy, and one Oaks filly, Restless Rider, had timed works. Shortly after noon, Bellafina arrived from California. Check out comments and photos for the Derby and Oaks horses, free past performances, probable starters for the rest of the Derby weekend stakes, and more. Previous: 04/20, 04/21, 04/22, 04/23, 04/24, 04/25, 04/26, 04/27, 04/28
2019 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules with no onsite parking were enforced in 2018, and are in effect again this year. Be sure to read the rules if you are attending. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Kentucky Derby Winners and Auction Prices - Bigger may seem better, but in the case of Kentucky Derby horses who sold at auction, less is more. Here is a look at how (badly) high priced auction purchases have done in the Kentucky Derby
One-Eyed Horses in the Kentucky Derby - So far there have been three one-eyed horses to run in the Kentucky Derby, with Patch this year looking to make it four. Here is a look at Cassaleria, Pollard's Vision, and Storm in May and how they did in the Kentucky Derby.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2019 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks. Revamped for 2019 with updated info.
Kentucky Derby Traditions - Find out all about the big Derby Traditions: the rose garland, the trophy, the Twin Spires, mint juleps, singing "My Old Kentucy Home", fancy hats, celebrities and the annual Derby glasses.
2017 Triple Crown Early Nominations - 419 3-year-olds were nominated for the 2017 Triple Crown during the early nomination period, up significantly from 368 last year. Trainer Todd Pletcher had the most nominees with 33. Get all the nominees sorted by name, trainer, owner, or sire.
2016 Experimental Free Handicap - This list created for the Jockey Club ranks the top 2-year-olds for 2016 and determines the dual qualifiers for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. This year Classic Empire is the high weight at 126lbs, with Champagne Room the top filly at 123lbs.
American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby (G1) - American Pharoah took over in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs by a length over Firing Line and Dortmund. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
California Chrome wins the Kentucky Derby (G1) - The 5-2 favorite stalked the pace and cruised to an easy 1 3/4 length win over Commanding Curve and Danza. This makes his trainer Art Sherman the oldest winning Derby trainer at age 77. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2013 Recap - all 2013 Triple Crown articles including results and photos for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, Preakness, and Belmont.
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs. Includes video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Betting the Kentucky Derby - How to Wager and Win on America's Biggest Horse Race by Dean Keppler. Breaks the task of handicapping the Derby into easy to understand strategies that any bettor at any level of play can implement and gives strategies for wagering as well.
Buy Kentucky Derby Tickets Online - Churchill Downs has some tickets for purchase online with the possibility of more becoming available later. General admission for Oaks and Derby days are always available.
Best Kentucky Derby Winners - There have been many great horses to win the Kentucky Derby and many arguments over who is the best. This list uses the criteria of most year end honors won in their 3-year-old season to select the best horses to ever win the Kentucky Derby.
Best Kentucky Derby Winners - The Kentucky Derby is the big prize all owners of 3-year-old thoroughbreds lust after. For a jockey to win this race is the highlight of his career, and only a select few have won this race more than once. Here are those elite jockeys who have won the Kentucky Derby three times or more.
2008 Derby Infield - Because of the over 3 inches of rain on Friday and into Saturday morning, the infield was a muddy and rowdy (as usual) mess. I never tried to go out there, but I did find this collection of photos that illustrates it perfectly.
Derby Party Resources - where to get supplies, food, betting games, and more to throw your own Kentucky Derby party.
Miller Trailways - The official bus provider for Churchill Downs which offers shuttles for the Derby and Oaks from both downtown and remote parking. 2011 details here.
JettSport Store - official licensee for this year's Kentucky Derby poster by artist Linda Le Kinff.
Review: Kentucky Derby Glasses Price Guide - A Comprehensive Guide to Collecting Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glasses and Shot Glasses edited by Judy Marchman. This latest edition is an invaluable tool for anyone who collects Derby, Preakness, Belmont, or Breeders' Cup glasses and shots. Photos of everything included!