Uncle Mo, one of the top contenders in tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby, has been scratched from the race. The colt’s owner, Mike Repole announced this morning that he won’t run Uncle Mo in the Derby because of a lingering gastrointestinal problem that was discovered about a month ago. Uncle Mo was the 9-2 second choice in […]
Here’s a delicious, bite-size Derby tradition: bourbon balls. The confection (in case you just arrived from another planet) consists of a butter cream center enveloped in chocolate. Oh, and there’s a soupçon (or more) of bourbon. Today on Morning Edition, NPR turned to one of Louisville’s well-known chocolatiers, Erika Chavez-Graziano of Cellar Door Chocolates for […]
With Derby officials predicting a good turnout for the races and other festivities, here’s the all important reminder about traffic. As is the case every year, there are plenty of street closings. As they say, know before you go. Look here for road closings and no parking areas. Look here for information on items allowed […]
The owner of Kentucky Derby contender Uncle Mo says he’ll decide no later than tomorrow morning at 9:30 whether his colt will run in the Kentucky Derby. Uncle Mo, the 9-2 second favorite in the Derby, has been hampered by gastrointestinal inflammation but was thought to be improving. Owner Mike Repole says he’s having the […]
The Pegasus Parade will begin this afternoon, and a number of downtown streets will be closed for much of the day. You can see the closings here (or scroll down). Look here for road closings and no parking areas. Look here for information on items allowed or disallowed at the Derby.
The post positions are set for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The early favorite, at 4-1, is Dialed In, who drew the number eight post position. Uncle Mo is the second favorite, at 9-2, and will break from the number 18 hole. He’s still questionable for the Derby, however because of a lingering gastrointestinal problem. The third […]
The number of questions around what happened during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound is growing. New details have emerged, and the Obama administration had to backtrack yesterday, saying, among other things, that Bin Laden did not have a gun, and his wife was not used as a human shield by him. We’ll get […]
A field of 13 fillies is entered for Friday’s 137th running of the Kentucky Oaks. Joyful Victory is the early favorite, with odds of 5 -2. She’ll run from the first post position in the mile-and-one-eighth race with Mike Smith aboard. Kathmanblu and Zazu are co-second favorites at 4-1. They drew post positions four and […]
The field for Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby is taking shape. The post position draw for the 137th Kentucky Derby is Wednesday. Up to 20 thoroughbreds will run the mile-and-a quarter course. Some of the top contenders include Florida Derby winner Dialed In, who could be named the early favorite on Wednesday. Uncle Mo […]
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.