July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Only 14 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.
Who holds the record for the oldest Kentucky Derby winner? Well, it’s not going to be the horse that won the Derby, as all Kentucky Derby competitors must be three years old, but what about the people involved with the horses?The oldest owner of the winning Kentucky Derby horse was...
April 19, 2012 - 7:31pm
Governor's 2012 Kentucky Derby Poster
“Barbaro is one of the most beloved thoroughbreds in racing history – not just for his victories, but for his heroic struggles after his Preakness injury,” said Mrs. Beshear. “John Stephen Hockensmith’s photograph truly highlights the Derby champion at the top his game, and this year’s poster is a beautiful keepsake for Barbaro fans and all racing enthusiasts.”
Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear today unveiled the 2012 Governor’s Commemorative Derby poster. This year’s poster features a photograph by John Stephen Hockensmith, in which he captures the undefeated thoroughbred Barbaro as he rounds Churchill Downs’ first turn...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Only 15 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 Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. It takes 7,800 liters of bourbon and 2,250 pounds of locally grown mint to make the 120,000 Mint Juleps sold at Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby weekend.Many local bartenders serve up freshly made juleps and variations on...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Dullahan wins the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes for Louisville trainer Dale Romans
Dullahan wins the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass over favorite Hansen.
A record crowd of 40,617 saw the late charging Dullahan win the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, 1 1/4 lengths in front of favorite Hansen. The win gave Louisville favorite Dale Romans his first Blue Grass Stakes victory. Romans...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
A nice field of thirteen will compete in Keeneland’s Kentucky Derby prep, the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes.
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Sky Chai Racing have the 6-5 morning-line favorite for Keeneland’s $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes (Grade1) with their Tapit colt, Hansen. Hansen comes into the race off a three length win in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes in which he earned a Brisnet speed figure of 105....
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