July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Only 4 days to the Kentucky Derby. Count down the days to the big day with us and learn a new fact about the Kentucky Derby each day.
About two weeks before the Kentucky Derby is when people start talking about the weather and anticipating what type of weather conditions we’ll have that first Saturday in May. So far (about a week out from the Kentucky Derby), the forecasted weather for this year’s Kentucky Oaks and...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Only 5 days to the Kentucky Derby. Count down the days to the big day with us and learn a new fact about the Kentucky Derby each day.
A full day of stakes races like you’ll find at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day generally provides plenty of nice betting opportunities. However, the Kentucky Derby offers this in one race.The Kentucky Derby field is like the NCAA Tournament—you may not think much of some of the...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Only 6 days to the Kentucky Derby. Count down the days to the big day with us and learn a new fact about the Kentucky Derby each day.
The largest win payoff did not come when Mine That Bird won the Kentucky Derby in 2009. It came in 1913 when Donerail won the Kentucky Derby and paid $184.90 for a $2 win wager.  The lowest payoff for a $2 win wager has happened twice. It first occurred in 1943 when Count Fleet won the Derby...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Only 7 days to the Kentucky Derby. Count down the days to the big day with us and learn a new fact about the Kentucky Derby each day.
A lot of people spend a lot of money on the Kentucky Derby, but we’re not talking about $150 hats or $500 seersucker suits. We’re talking the money bet on the horses.There were $165.2 million in total wagers bet on Kentucky Derby day last year. Of that, $112 million alone was bet on the...
July 29, 2012 - 7:55pm
For 75 years, Keeneland has been to the Thoroughbred industry what Augusta is to golf or Hollywood is to the movies.
Keeneland’s founders set the course for what was to become one of Thoroughbred racing’s richest traditions. Their vision was to create two festival-like race meetings each year in the heart of Thoroughbred country — Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.
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