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Little Known Black History Fact: Oliver Lewis

The Kentucky Derby, the first of the “Triple Crown” of thoroughbred horse racing, began on this day in 1875. The odds were good that a black jockey would win the prestigious contest, with… 264 more words

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A Chestnut Filly Named Regret

My favorite Kentucky Derby winner was named Regret.  She was the first filly to ever win the Kentucky Derby!  That was in 1915.  The other two fillies that won The Kentucky Derby were called… 161 more words


The Style of the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is where you’ll find some of the fastest horses and the most eccentric looks. Every girl, from all parts of the world, channels their inner “Southern Belle” for the races. 266 more words

Pedicabs, Psycho-spirituality, and The USA

Here is a blank canvass waiting to be filled

Here is unlimited potential ready to unfold

It is here that I draw my destiny with nothing but thought… 959 more words

Meet Jim: The 'Wonder Dog' Who Correctly Picked Kentucky Derby Winners

By Ken Zurski

In the 1930’s, the Llewellyn setter known as “Jim the Wonder Dog” correctly picked the winner of seven Kentucky Derby’s in a row.  182 more words


Episode 187, Summer of Selfies: Hunter S. Thompson

This week we’re discussing Hunter S. Thompson’s famous essay on the Kentucky Derby, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” which many credit as the starting point for the author’s gonzo style of journalism. 190 more words