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Kentucky Derby

141 Kentucky Oaks post positions

141 Kentucky Oaks post positionsPost positions for the 141 Kentucky Oaks were picked Tuesday, April 29. The Ky. Oaks will be held on Friday, May 1.
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 6 days, 9 hours ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch: Zapp will be in Louisville for Kentucky Derby events

Down the Stretch: Zapp will be in Louisville for Kentucky Derby eventsDown the Stretch: Zapp will be in Louisville for Kentucky Derby events
  • Entertainment
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch: Josh Groban will sing the National Anthem at the 141st Running of the Kentucky Derby

Down the Stretch: Josh Groban will sing the National Anthem at the 141st Running of the Kentucky DerbyDown the Stretch: Josh Groban will sing the National Anthem at the 141st Running of the Kentucky Derby
  • Entertainment
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Derby

Do you know what you can, can't take to Churchill Downs?

Do you know what you can, can't take to Churchill Downs?All patrons are subject to magnetic wand scans before entry to the track on both days. Oaks and Derby patrons are advised to arrive early to accommodate search procedures at all admission gates
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  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
Derby

Steamboats, celebrities and Derby, oh my!

Steamboats, celebrities and Derby, oh my!With Derby Day almost upon us WHAS 11's Julia Rose tells us how to catch a ride on the Belle and spot some celebrities.
  • Derby
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Derby

GMK on the Backside: Classic recipes to wow Derby guests from Tim Laird

GMK on the Backside: Classic recipes to wow Derby guests from Tim LairdTim Laird serves up a great cocktail and appetizer perfect for any Derby party.
  • Derby
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Oaks & Derby street closures and no parking areas

Kentucky Oaks & Derby street closures and no parking areasThe Kentucky Derby is a race for three year-old Thoroughbred horses, held annually on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. It is widely considered the most prestigious horse race in the world. The race is one and a quarter miles...
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 1 week ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch: Ferdinand's Ball will be held on Thursday at the Muhammad Ali Center

Down the Stretch: Ferdinand's Ball will be held on Thursday at the Muhammad Ali CenterDown the Stretch: Ferdinand's Ball will be held on Thursday at the Muhammad Ali Center
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch: Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash

Down the Stretch: Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon BashDown the Stretch: Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Community

Equine program pairs at-risk youth with horses

Equine program pairs at-risk youth with horsesIt is a one of a kind program that puts local at-risk kids with an unlikely therapist, a horse, and the results are difficult to ignore.
  • Community
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Derby

What's your Derby horse name?

What's your Derby horse name?A fun interactive name generator from the Courier-Journal.
  • Derby
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Derby

2015 Pegasus Parade honors famous Louisvillians

2015 Pegasus Parade honors famous Louisvillians"Over the years, the parade has featured a who's who list of celebrities and hometown favorites," said Mike Berry, President and CEO. "This year's parade is living up to its theme - the 'Best of Louisville' - and we're honored to be...
  • Derby
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Derby

American Pharoah likely favorite at Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah likely favorite at Kentucky DerbyThe likely favorite American Pharoah, was working the track at Churchill Downs.
  • Derby
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Derby

Local restaurants face off for 'Best Bloody Mary' title

Local restaurants face off for 'Best Bloody Mary' titleEach drink is judged on appearance, flavor and spice balance, aroma and overall taste.
  • Derby
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Verizon set to announce technology upgrades at Churchill Downs

Verizon set to announce technology upgrades at Churchill DownsThe network is now using new "small cell" technology and other upgrades to handle the increased traffic generated by the hundreds of thousands of Derby week guests.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: It's the return of TheSlice-Spice, Style & Soul

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: It's the return of TheSlice-Spice, Style & SoulDown the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: It's the return of TheSlice-Spice, Style & Soul
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs boosts Derby experience for owners

Churchill Downs boosts Derby experience for ownersThe $4.2 million capital improvement project designed to enhance the experience for owners that start horses in the Kentucky Derby is nearing its completion.
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Derby

$1000 Mint Julep unveiled

$1000 Mint Julep unveiledFashion designer Billy Reid had a hand in the design of the cups, handcrafted at Louisville jeweler 'From the Vault'.
  • Derby
  • 3 weeks ago
Derby

App lets bettors wager on Kentucky Derby on mobile phones

App lets bettors wager on Kentucky Derby on mobile phonesTwinSpires.com, owned by Churchill Downs Inc., says the app is available in the Apple Store, allowing customers to place wagers, watch live races, read handicapping information, stream replays and more.
  • Derby
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Selfie-sticks, drones banned from 2015 Kentucky Derby

Selfie-sticks, drones banned from 2015 Kentucky DerbyChurchill Downs adds selfie-sticks and drones to the list of banned items for 2015 Derby
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Derby

Gov. Beshear unveils Peter Williams print as 2015 Derby poster

Gov. Beshear unveils Peter Williams print as 2015 Derby poster"I am honored to once again have the privilege of unveiling the Governor's Commemorative Derby poster," said Gov. Beshear.
  • Derby
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Derby

Churchill Downs tightens public security measures ahead of Oaks, Derby

Churchill Downs tightens public security measures ahead of Oaks, DerbyChurchill Downs will no longer allow re-entry on Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks days for ticketed patrons who leave the grounds during those racing and entertainment programs.
  • Derby
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Derby

International superstar Josh Groban to sing national anthem at 141st Ky. Derby

International superstar Josh Groban to sing national anthem at 141st Ky. DerbyThe performance by the internationally-renowned artist will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle just after 5 p.m. EDT, immediately prior to the race. The performance will be broadcast live as part of the NBC telecast of the Kentucky Derby.
  • Derby
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Community

The 141st Derby trophy arrives

The 141st Derby trophy arrivesThere will be a solid gold trophy that will be presented to the owner of the horse winning the Run for the Roses.
  • Community
  • 1 month ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: Jay Bilas will speak in Louisville about horses and not basketball?

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: Jay Bilas will speak in Louisville about horses and not basketball?Jay Bilas will be this year's keynote speaker for They're Off Luncheon
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Entertainment

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: An old school party will take place on the waterfront with Rose Royce and Midnight Star

Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: An old school party will take place on the waterfront with Rose Royce and Midnight StarDown the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner its an old school party on the waterfront with Rose Royce and Midnight Star
  • Entertainment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Horse Racing

Kentucky governor signs tax break for Breeders' Cup

Kentucky governor signs tax break for Breeders' CupThe law exempts the state's pari-mutuel tax on wagering on live races at Keeneland during the Breeders' Cup on Oct. 30-31.
  • Horse Racing
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Community

Mayor Fischer rallies community for 'Give a Day Week of Service'

Mayor Fischer rallies community for 'Give a Day Week of Service'Last year's week produced 150,000 volunteers and acts of compassion. Mayor Greg Fischer said this year's goal is at least 165,000 volunteers, donations and other good deeds.
  • Community
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Horse Racing

Derby preps to ponder while shoveling your sidewalk

Derby preps to ponder while shoveling your sidewalkThis weekend, there are three major Derby preps, and this should begin to separate the two turn contenders from the cheap speed.
  • Horse Racing
  • 2 months ago
Entertainment

Jay Bilas will be keynote speaker for the They're Off! Luncheon

Jay Bilas will be keynote speaker for the They're Off! LuncheonESPN College Game Day co-host Jay Bilas is coming to Louisville to help kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival.
  • Entertainment
  • 2 months ago
Horse Racing

Gary Roedemeier's Derby top twenty

Gary Roedemeier's Derby top twentyIt's just two months before Derby day and the list of Kentucky Derby contenders couldn't be more muddled.
  • Horse Racing
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Horse Racing

Favorites stagger home in fountain of youth prep

Favorites stagger home in fountain of youth prepThe Kentucky Derby Trail just hit a wall at Gulfstream Park.
  • Horse Racing
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Horse Racing

More cold weather, but Derby prep heats up

More cold weather, but Derby prep heats upAmid record cold temps throughout the nation, three stakes races take center stage this weekend.
  • Horse Racing
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Horse Racing

Texas Red has foot abscess: Is it the Breeders' Cup curse?

Texas Red has foot abscess: Is it the Breeders' Cup curse?The abscess means Texas Red will miss his next prep race, the Risen Star Stakes at the Fairgrounds. He had just finished second in the San Vincente Stakes to Lord Nelson.
  • Horse Racing
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Horse Racing

What about Bob? The Robert B. Lewis Stakes

What about Bob? The Robert B. Lewis StakesBob Lewis was a beer salesman and eventually an owner of Kentucky Derby winners.
  • Horse Racing
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Derby

Kentucky Derby Festival announces sponsors, them for Thunder 2015

Kentucky Derby Festival announces sponsors, them for Thunder 2015The Kentucky Derby Festival's CEO Mike Berry said it's not only about hearing Thunder but seeing and feeling it right on the river. He also spoke about feeling the excitement and dread that comes along with that countdown clock, just 74 days away.
  • Derby
  • 3 months ago
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GMK on the Backside: Steamboat Race captains, competitors

GMK on the Backside: Steamboat Race captains, competitorsThe Belle of Louisville is gearing up to embark on its annual Great Steamboat Race against the Belle of Cincinnati. Go to kdr.org for more info.
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK goes behind the lens at Churchill Downs

GMK goes behind the lens at Churchill DownsCourier Journal photographer Michael Clevenger talks about his Derby experiences.
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK on the Backside: Derby queen, princesses

GMK on the Backside: Derby queen, princessesBriana Lathon (Bree-AH-nah Lah-THON) of Louisville was named the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Queen at the 57th annual Fillies Derby Ball in the Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel. Briana is a senior at Centre College majoring in politics. She is a N
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 6 days, 20 hours ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK on the Backside Ben and Andy modle men's fashion

GMK on the Backside Ben and Andy modle men's fashionWHAS11 resident fashion guru Jo Ross gets Ben and Andy up to date with the latest Derby fashions for men.
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  • 1 week ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK on the Backside: Churchill Downs' Chef Dave

GMK on the Backside: Churchill Downs' Chef DaveIt's breakfast with a bird's eye view at Churchill Downs.
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  • 1 week ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK on the Backside with Gov. Beshear

GMK on the Backside with Gov. BeshearThe governor and first lady talk about their Derby picks.
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  • 1 week ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK on the Backside: Amazing Derby photos

GMK on the Backside: Amazing Derby photosCourier-Journal photographers share their Derby experiences.
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  • 1 week ago
Kentucky Derby

GMK on the Backside leading up to Derby

GMK on the Backside leading up to DerbyThe GMK crew will be live from the Backside all week leading up to Derby 141. Join Andy and Kelsey every morning for what you need to know if you are headed to the track.
  • Kentucky Derby
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Kentucky Derby

Dees Crafts turns into Santa's workshop at Derby time

Dees Crafts turns into Santa's workshop at Derby timeA frenzy of activity kicks up this time every year as Dee's produces thousands of hats for Derby goers.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Derby

Race leaves teen jockey dead, 2 horses euthanized

Race leaves teen jockey dead, 2 horses euthanizedJuan Saez, a 17-year-old apprentice rider from Panama City, Panama, was competing in the eighth race of the night when his 4-year-old horse, Montezuma Express, allegedly clipped the heels of the horse in front of him, according to track officials.
  • Derby
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Derby

Video: Max Montoya finds new calling after football

Video: Max Montoya finds new calling after footballA former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman found a new calling in life after football.
  • Derby
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Churchill Downs releases Derby 141 logo

Churchill Downs releases Derby 141 logoChurchill Downs has released the logo for the 141st Kentucky Derby.
  • Local
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Derby

Keeneland to host 2015 Breeders' Cup championship

Keeneland to host 2015 Breeders' Cup championshipKeeneland will host its first Breeders' Cup in October 2015, giving the picturesque track the marquee event it desired and returning the season-ending championship to the Bluegrass State for the first time since 2011.
  • Derby
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Derby

12th place finisher in Derby euthanized after getting laminitis

12th place finisher in Derby euthanized after getting laminitis The 12th place finisher in the 140th Kentucky Derby was euthanized on Thursday
  • Derby
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Derby

California Chrome's injury 'superficial'; owner continues criticism

California Chrome's injury 'superficial'; owner continues criticism (CNN) -- It's going to take two to three weeks for thoroughbred California Chrome to heal from a nasty injury to his hoof, his trainer Art Sherman said Sunday.
  • Derby
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Sports

California Chrome does not win Belmont or Triple Crown

California Chrome does not win Belmont or Triple CrownCalifornia Chrome did not win Saturday's Belmont Stakes and horse racing has now gone since Affirmed in 1978 without a Triple Crown winner.
  • Sports
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Sports

California Chrome finishes last run before Belmont

California Chrome finishes last run before BelmontCalifornia Chrome has finished his final run-through before he goes for history and the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
  • Sports
  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Derby

Belmont: Kent Spencer previews the final leg of the Triple Crown

Belmont: Kent Spencer previews the final leg of the Triple CrownWHAS11 Sports Director Kent Spencer is in New York ahead of the Belmont Stakes and takes a look at the field and California Chrome's chances for the Triple Crown.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Photos: Kentucky Derby 140 red carpet arrivals

Photos: Kentucky Derby 140 red carpet arrivalsLOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 03: NBA player Chauncey Billups (L) and Piper Billups attend 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
  • Entertainment
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Derby

Photos: Unbridled Eve Gala at the Galt House

Photos: Unbridled Eve Gala at the Galt HouseLOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Unbridled Eve Co-Founders Tonya York Dees (L) and Tammy York Day attend the 2014 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala during the 140th Kentucky Derby at Galt House Hotel & Suites on May 2, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty...
  • Derby
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
News

Photos: A beautiful day at the Kentucky Oaks

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  • News
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Entertainment

Photos: The stars shine at the Barnstable Brown Gala

Photos: The stars shine at the Barnstable Brown GalaLOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 02: Hosts Priscilla Barnstable and PatriciaÊBarnstable-Brown attend the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala at Barnstable Brown House on May 2, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)
  • Entertainment
  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Derby

Photos: From the off-beat to haute couture Derby 140 fashions

Photos: From the off-beat to haute couture Derby 140 fashionsUSATSI_7896857_168380690_lowres.jpg
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Derby

Photos: Derby Day at Churchill Downs

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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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