Analyzing the Top Derby Contenders - Our annual analysis using trends and angles to try and select a winner for the Kentucky Derby. The top horse is no surprise, but who is far from the top may shock you.
Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard - the points earned by contenders in these designated prep races are what will determine who gets in the Kentucky Derby and Oaks at entry time this year. All points races are over and the list is final.
2015 Triple Crown Late Nominations - A list of the 9 horses made eligible for the 2015 Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the March 21 late nomination deadline. Topping the list is Spiral Stakes (G3) winner Dubai Sky.
2014 Triple Crown Late Nominations - 10 more thoroughbreds were made eligible for the three Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the late nomination deadline, including El Camino Real Derby runner-up Dance With Fate and Spiral Stakes runner-up Harry's Holiday. Any not nominated now will have to pay a huge supplement fee to enter. Check out the list 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.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card: the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Wise Dan, the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Midnight Lucky, the the American Turf (G3) won by Global View, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3) won by Coffee Clique, and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Central Banker.. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Untapable romps in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) - She drew off to win by 4 1/2 lengths over My Miss Sophia and Unbridled Forever. Now Rosie Napravnik is not only the only female jockey to win the Oaks, but she has done it twice! Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card with the Oaks. On Fire Baby won the La Troienne Stakes (G1), Marchman won the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), Fiftyshadesofgold won the Eight Belles Stakes (G3), and Moonshine Mullin won the Alysheba Stakes (G2). 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: Triple Crown Handicapper 2015 - 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 2015 with updated info.
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.
Fillies in the Kentucky Derby - a look at the 39 fillies who have contested the Run for the Roses and how they did. So far there have been 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 5 thirds.
Triple Crown Links - sites that don't just cover the Derby but the Triple Crown as a whole such as ESPN, Blood Horse, and more. Definitely check these!
2014 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules were enforced in 2013, but they have backed off a few of those for 2014, especially for camera. 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 Coverage - from Churchill Downs. Include the latest updates on workouts plus news releases and lots of historical info.
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!