The Mint Jubilee was started in 1996 as a way to raise money for the cause of cancer research. Since then it has grown from 250 attendees to over 1400 and has become one of the signature Kentucky Derby events. Each year the proceeds from the Mint Jubilee benefit cancer research and services in Lousiville though the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.
While many celebrities attend, the guests of honor are the Kentucky Derby jockeys. All the jockeys riding in this year's Derby were guests as well as many big names from years past. Each jockey riding this year will be honored with a commemorative brick in the Garden of Hope and they can designate who will be remembered on it.
Top Kentucky Derby Contenders - my list of the top horses headed to the Derby with profiles for each with photos, stats, and link to more info like past performances and pedigree.
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.
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.
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 with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
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.