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More Than One Way to Wear Roses
More Than One Way to Wear Roses

2021-04-29T19:42:22.048ZJennifer Kelly

Ron McAnally built a Hall of Fame career training superstars like John Henry and Bayakoa and sent 10 horses to the Kentucky Derby over his 50-year career. Though fourth place is his best finish as a trainer, as co-breeder of leading contender Rock Your World, McAnally is a rarity Derby history. He follows in the footsteps of another legendary breeder/trainer - the “Wizard of the Turf,” John E. Madden.
The best jockeys that have never won the Kentucky Derby
The best jockeys that have never won the Kentucky Derby

2021-04-29T16:11:59.201ZRobert Criscola

A horseman’s greatness is often determined by their success in Triple Crown races, particularly the Kentucky Derby (G1). These five outstanding jockeys are without a win in the "Run for the Roses."
How do you Derby? A Photo Essay with Jamie Newell
How do you Derby? A Photo Essay with Jamie Newell

2021-04-29T14:38:00.000Z

Photo Essay: How do you Derby?
The Name Game: The thread connecting all 20 Kentucky Derby contenders
The Name Game: The thread connecting all 20 Kentucky Derby contenders

2021-04-29T14:22:34.566ZAndrew Brown

Like a Helium balloon, the Essential Quality it takes to contest the Kentucky Derby has once again risen to the top.
One Hundred Years Ago, Colonel Bradley Goes for the One-Two
One Hundred Years Ago, Colonel Bradley Goes for the One-Two

2021-04-27T00:54:38.285ZJennifer Kelly

A century ago, the Kentucky Derby was blossoming into the Run for the Roses, America’s most famous horse race. Names now iconic in Derby history contributed to its growing popularity, these humans and horses synonymous with cascading blankets of roses and icy cups of mint juleps: Regret and Exterminator, Harry Payne Whitney and Colonel Matt Winn. In the 1920s and 1930s, another Kentucky colonel added his name to that list, Edward Riley Bradley.
Kentucky Derby Context: Essential Quality
Kentucky Derby Context: Essential Quality

2021-04-21T18:32:20.835ZJames Scully

Essential Quality will take some beating as the Kentucky Derby favorite. They gray colt exhibited his will to win in the final prep race, determinedly getting up by a neck in the Blue Grass S. (G2) to remain unbeaten.
Kentucky Derby Context: Super Stock
Kentucky Derby Context: Super Stock

2021-04-19T20:30:26.611ZJames Scully

Super Stock broke through in the Arkansas Derby (G1), earning a spot in the Kentucky Derby field with a 12-1 upset at Oaklawn Park. Read this and the full series by James Scully on TwinSpires Edge!
Kentucky Derby Context: Hidden Stash
Kentucky Derby Context: Hidden Stash

2021-04-19T20:10:37.788ZJames Scully

A rallying second in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), Hidden Stash did not receive the right set-up and experienced a troubled trip finishing fourth in the Blue Grass S. (G2) at Keeneland. His late kick could prove more effective in the Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Crowded Trade
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Crowded Trade

2021-04-19T20:10:11.800ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Can Crowded Trade handle the 1 1/4-mile distance of the Kentucky Derby? That’s a tough question, because his pedigree can be read in multiple ways, and it doesn’t provide a clear answer.
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: O Besos
Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: O Besos

2021-04-19T16:32:37.822ZJ. Keeler Johnson

Kentucky Derby winners might be elite racehorses, but they don’t necessarily make elite stallions. Derby winners who sire Derby winners are a relative rarity; can Orb pull off the double with O Besos?
Queen Elizabeth's top race horses of all time
Queen Elizabeth's top race horses of all time

2021-04-15T14:43:58.880ZVance Hanson

A prominent fixture on the turf since ascending the throne of the United Kingdom in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has enjoyed tremendous success as both an owner and breeder in her seven decades as the sport's most recognizable patron. Indeed, a number of her most accomplished runners came along during the first decade or so of her long and inspiring reign.

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