Category: Horse Sense
When any enterprise has been around as long as Thoroughbred racing or the soon-to-be 140-year-old Kentucky Derby, history is going to generate a few adages, aphorisms and a good amount of conventional wisdom as part of its culture. After decades of following racing and its biggest event, this one has emerged as my favorite; “You [...]
Another milepost on the journey to the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is now visible only with a backward glance.
The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race that will determine eligibility for the horses that compete in the upcoming 135th running of America’s Greatest Race ratcheted up the intensity level last week with the first of the year’s Championship Series races in which the winner earns 50 points.
A Thoroughbred gets only one shot to win the Kentucky Derby.
Last weekend’s Eclipse Awards ceremonies at Florida’s Gulfstream Park yielded few surprises and its entertainment high points – acceptance speeches by 81-year-old Willis Horton and 78-year-old training legend and four-time Kentucky Derby winner D.