Derby Contenders Meet Again for Belmont Stakes

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

Asher Ready for Derby, Rain or Shine

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

Thursday Here and Now: Oaks and Derby, Bullying, and Time to Cut Pakistan Loose?

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?

Amid Complaints Over Thunder Seating, Derby Festival Director To Speak With Metro Council Committee

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.