Month: April 2019

Alan-a-Dale: One Start, One Kentucky Derby Victory

Once upon a time, a long time ago, the Kentucky Derby was a regional race that lacked the international prestige it boasts today. There was no such thing as a Road to the Kentucky Derby; literally any horse could contest the race if their owners were willing to pay the entry fee. Naturally, this led…

Kentucky Horse Tracks Paid For Their Own Video Gambling Regulations – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

When gamblers bet at the chirping, neon-glowing machines that stretch across Kentucky’s gambling parlors, they depend on a state commission to ensure they’re winning — or losing — fair and square. The commission that oversees gambling depends on a consulting firm for advice about ensuring these systems, known as “historical horse racing” terminals, run legally…

2019 Kentucky Derby Post Positions by the Numbers

The Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve is rightfully known as the most exciting two minutes in sports; once the Churchill Downs starting gate springs open anything can (and often does) happen. For the 20 3-year-old Thoroughbreds competing it is one of the most important moments of their lives; racing luck can make or break…

Kentucky Derby Picks: Why Omaha Beach Will Win

We are profiling the top-contenders for the 2019 Kentucky Derby based on pre-race odds as set by book-maker William Hill. These articles will highlight why the featured horse can hit the wire first in the 145th run for the roses. Our attention starts with likely race-time favorite OMAHA BEACH. Jockey Mike Smith has spoken. The…