Orb wins the Kentucky Derby - Orb was far back early but took the lead in the stretch and drew off to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) by 2 1/2 lengths over longshot Golden Soul and Revolutionary. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
More Kentucky Derby Photos - More photos from the day including more of Orb, the trophy, the roses, Martina McBride, and lots of mud. New!
Kentucky Derby undercard stakes results - There were 5 other stakes on Derby day including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan and the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Aubby K. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here. New!
Princess of Sylmar upsets in the Kentucky Oaks - She rallied from far back to win the Kentucky Oaks by a half length over Beholder and Unlimited Budget, while favorite Dreaming of Julia was fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here. New!
Kentucky Oaks undercard stakes results - There were 5 other stakes on Oaks day including the La Troienne Stakes (G2) won by Authenticity and the Alysheba Stakes (G3) won by Take Charge Indy. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here. New!
2013 Kentucky Derby Entries - A field of 21 was entered giving one also-eligible. Orb is the favorite at 7-2 followed by Verrazano at 4-1 and Revolutionary at 5-1. Profiles with photos, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances are here.
Analyzing the top 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders - My 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 there were is a 3-way tie for the top spot: Goldencents, Normandy Invasion, and Overanalyze.
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. Updated weekly.
Derby Watch - weekly report from DRF with top Beyer figures and where horses are going next
Kentucky Derby Future Wager - There will again be three future wager pools for the Derby on Feb. 8-10, March 1-3, and March 22-24. There will be a single pool for the Oaks on March 1-3.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 - Wagering is now closed and the field wound up as the 8-5 with Verrazano next at 11-1. Get the horses, odds, and free past performances here.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 - Wagering is now closed and the field was the 3-1 favorite over Verrazano at 9-1. In the only Kentucky Oaks Future, Flashy Gray was the favorite at 6-1. Get the horses, final odds, free past performances, and exact will-pay amounts here.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 - Wagering is now closed and the field was again the favorite at 5-1 over Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Verrazano at 7-1, who had been the morning line favorite.
2013 Triple Crown Late Nominations - 13 more thoroughbreds were made eligible for the three Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the late nomination deadline, including Spiral Stakes winner Black Onyx. Any not nominated now will have to pay a huge supplement fee to enter. Check out the list here.
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: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013 - 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.
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!
2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced this year. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed and more things are banned. 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!