Nyquist captured the 142nd Kentucky Derby on a splendid day in Louisville. After Nyquist won the Florida Derby, O'Neill opted to send his undefeated horse to Lexington to prep for the Derby instead of flying him back to California. Nyquist had great runs at Keeneland and shipped over to Louisville less than a week before he would capture the roses at the Derby. Now it's on to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes on May 21st. Beauty overwhelms Churchill Downs throughout Derby week. Actress Mira Sorvino told me that she felt "as though I've stepped into a completely elegant era from long ago." Not everyone behaved at Churchill Downs. Drunk teens in preppy clothes tend to lose their minds in the
This year's University of Kentucky football season launched with several nice wins and a close call with Florida. Now 4-4 with a blowout at the hands of rival Tennessee, UK fans are clamoring for basketball to begin. Chillax. QB Patrick Towles still believes an 8-4 season is at hand. Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops: "Not a very good effort...(UK will) go get (win) #5...the only way to make this feeling go away." Kentucky offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson: "Obviously a lot of (the reason for the blowout) was them." At least American Pharoah had a dazzling Halloween in Lexington, collecting thoroughbred racing's first ever Triple Crown + BC Classic for a grand slam. Thanks for the ride, American Pharoah. UK's loss to Tennessee
A phenomenal Kentucky Derby run by California Chrome secured the hope that a Triple Crown winner could be in the making for 2014. The horse's owners tell their story below. Your browser does not support iframes.
So far, my horse is still in it. A spot along the rail is the best seat in any sporting venue anywhere. In Kentucky, we teach them the fine art of pari-mutuel wagering as soon as they're old enough to reach the betting window. Keeneland in the the spring: a perfectly Kentucky experience