Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will face Preakness Stakes winner Shackelford tomorrow in the final leg of the Triple Crown—the Belmont Stakes. The two horses are the most talked-about in the field of 12, and Animal Kingdom is the early oddsmakers’ favorite, breaking from the number nine post. Derby runner-up Nehro has strong odds heading… Continue reading Derby Contenders Meet Again for Belmont Stakes
The 137th Kentucky Derby comes on the heels of the wettest April on record for Jefferson County, but Churchill Downs spokesperson John Asher says it feels like Louisville is buzzing a little more than usual over this year’s Derby. “We’ve got no seating left, and the hotels–many of them–have been sold out for weeks,” says… Continue reading Asher Ready for Derby, Rain or Shine
Here’s some of what we’re getting ready for today’s show: What Does Bin Laden’s Death Mean For The Afghan War & US Military? Defense analyst and author Tom Ricks says because Osama Bin Laden was found hiding in plain sight in Pakistan “the jig is up” and the U.S. should curtail relations with Pakistan. We’ll… Continue reading Thursday Here and Now: Oaks and Derby, Bullying, and Time to Cut Pakistan Loose?
Derby Festival executive director Mike Berry will talk with members of the Metro Council Tuesday.
Berry is scheduled to address the Parks, Libraries, Zoo and Cultural Assets Committee about the festival. His appearance coincides with rising complaints about a change to Thunder Over Louisville seating arrangements.
The winner of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is now being prepped for the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Prior to this year, Pletcher had trained 24 Kentucky Derby contenders, but he never trained a winner until Saturday, when the colt Super Saver beat out 19 other horses to win the Derby.
Drivers and pedestrians heading to the Kentucky Derby may see demonstrators protesting the new immigration law in Arizona.
The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and a full field of 20 horses is set to compete.
by Stephanie Crosby Derby day will be a wet one according to the most recent forecasts from the National Weather Service. Forecaster Mike Callahan says Louisville will see a burst of heavy precipitation early Saturday morning and then again that evening. But – he says – although there is a flash flood watch in place,… Continue reading NWS: Derby Day Will Be Wet
The draw for post positions for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will be held Wednesday at noon at Churchill Downs.