Nyquist wins the 2016 Kentucky Derby - Nyquist remained undefeated in his career, winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs by 1 1/4 lengths over late closing Exaggerator and Gun Runner. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2016 Kentucky Derby Undercard Results - There were six other stakes on the card with the Derby. Tepin won the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (G2), Catlina Red won the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2), Taris won the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1), Camelot Kitten won the American Turf Stakes (G2), Sharp Azteca won the Pat Day Mile (G3), and Divisidero won the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Cathryn Sophia wins the 2016 Kentucky Oaks - Cathryn Sophia drew away to win by 2 3/4 lengths in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs over Land Over Sea and Lewis Bay. Favorite Rachel's Valentina faded to finish 6th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2016 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card with the Oaks. Curalina won the La Troienne Stakes (G1), Rocket Heat won the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), Carina Mia won the Eight Belles Stakes (G3), Catch A Glimpse won the Edgewood Stakes (G3), and Majestic Harbor won the Alysheba Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2016 Kentucky Oaks Entries - A field of 14 plus one also-eligible was entered with Rachel's Valentina from post 11 as the 7-2 favorite.
Analyzing the top Derby Contenders - our annual analysis of the contenders to see who best matches the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner. The top horse will surprise 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.
2016 Triple Crown Nominations - A list of the 368 horses made eligible for the 2016 Triple Crown races for a fee of $600 during the early nomination period that closed on January 16. Topping the list is Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Nyquist.
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.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Results - There were six other stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Finnegans Wake, the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Dame Dorothy, the American Turf (G2) won by Divisidero, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Tepin , the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Private Zone, and the Pat Day Stakes (G3) won by Competitive Edge. Get the results, chart, and photos for all 6 races here.
Lovely Maria wins the 2015 Kentucky Oaks - Lovely Maria drew away to win by 2 3/4 lengths in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs over Shook Up and I'm a Chatterbox. Favorite Stellar Wind rallied too late and finished 4th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2015 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card with the Oaks. Molly Morgan won the La Troienne Stakes (G1), Power Alert won the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3), Promise Me Silver won the Eight Belles Stakes (G3), and Protonico won the Alysheba Stakes (G2). 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: Triple Crown Handicapper 2016 - 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 2016 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!