Always Dreaming romps in the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) - Favorite Always Dreaming led most of the way to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) by 2 3/4 lengths in the slop at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Longshots Lookin at Lee and Battle of Midway finished second and third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
The 2017 Kentucky Derby Field - Check out a photo of each horse on Derby day from either the walk-over, the post parade, or after the race. Includes links to their profiles and where they finished in the race.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 6 other stakes on the card today with the Derby, including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Divisidero, the Humana Distaff (G1) won by Paulassilverlining, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Roca Rojo, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Limousine Liberal, the American Turf (G2) won by Arklow, and the Pat Day Mile (G3) won by Wild Shot. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Abel Tasman wins the 2017 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Abel Tasman came from last early on to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by 1 1/4 lengths in the slop at Churchill Downs on Friday. Daddys Lil Darling was second and Lockdown was 3rd while favorite Paradise Woods faded to 11th. 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 Big World, the Alysheba (G2) won by Bird Song, the Eight Belles (G2) won by Benner Island, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by Green Mask, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3) won by La Coronel. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2017 Kentucky Derby Entrie - A field of 20 plus 2 also-eligibles was drawn for the 143rd Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Classic Empire is the favorite at 4-1 and drew post 14. McCraken (15) and Always Dreaming (5) are the co-second choices at 5-1. Get the horses, posts, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
2017 Kentucky Oaks Entries - A field of 14 plus one also-eligible was entered with Paradise Woods from post 4 as the 5-2 favorite.
Thursday Kentucky Derby Photos - Get photos and notes for 16 Derby and 7 Oaks horses from a wet and cool Thursday morning, including Girvin for the first time plus Classic Empire and McCraken.
Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos - Get photos and notes for 20 Derby and 9 Oaks horses from Wednesday morning or schooling in the paddock, including Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, and McCraken.
Tuesday Kentucky Derby Photos - Get photos and notes for 14 Derby and 10 Oaks horses from Tuesday morning or schooling in the paddock, including Classic Empire and McCraken. Bonus horse: American Cleopatra, Pharoah's little sister.
Kentucky Derby Notes for 4/30 - McCraken and Fast and Accurate had their final pre-Derby works this morning at Churchill Downs and Thunder Snow arrived from Dubai and entered quarantine. Check out comments and photos for the Derby and Oaks horses plus probable starters, arrival times, barn lists, and possible entries for the undercard stakes. Previous: 4/15, 4/16, 4/17 & 18, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29
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 2017 - 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 2017 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.
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!