Tall Tales of the Track, Kentucky Derby Edition: Watch Out!

Fri Jun 07 2024Jennifer Kelly

The maiden colt Great Redeemer became a part of Derby history thanks to his unconventional connections and inauspicious Run for the Roses, including a close call of the photographic kind.
Mystik Dan inspires a look at the closest finishes in Kentucky Derby history

Sun May 05 2024Kellie Reilly

Mystik Dan’s victory in a three-way finish in Saturday’s 150th Kentucky Derby (G1), with Sierra Leone and Forever Young noses apart, immediately posed the question...
Top 10 fastest Kentucky Derby times in history

Fri May 03 2024Ashley Anderson

From a legendary Triple Crown winner to a high-priced yearling who stole the heart of a Japanese racing enthusiast, here are the 10 horses with the fastest winning times in Kentucky Derby history.
The 10 best Kentucky Derby winners of all time

Mon Apr 29 2024Kellie Reilly

The greatest Kentucky Derby winners didn’t just run the race of their lives as three-year-olds on the first Saturday in May. They built resumes, often as older horses, that stand the test of time.
150 years of Kentucky Derby winners: 1975-2023

Thu Apr 18 2024TwinSpires Staff

Kentucky Derby 150 is just around the corner! Celebrate by exploring the rich history of Derby winners and Kentucky Derby Results.
150 years of Kentucky Derby Winners: 1925-1974

Wed Apr 17 2024TwinSpires Staff

Kentucky Derby 150 is just around the corner! Celebrate by exploring the rich history of Derby winners and Kentucky Derby Results.
150 years of Kentucky Derby winners throughout the years: 1875-1924

Wed Apr 17 2024TwinSpires Staff

Kentucky Derby 150 is just around the corner! Celebrate by exploring the rich history of Derby winners and Kentucky Derby Results.
Top 10 best racehorses of all time

Thu Apr 11 2024J. Keeler Johnson

Ranking the greatest racehorse of all time is an exercise fraught with challenges and subjectivity. But I'm going to give it a try.
Kentucky Derby dynasties: Visualizing today's most successful bloodlines

Fri Mar 29 2024Kellie Reilly

The 150-year history of the Kentucky Derby is more than written records, photographs, crackly old broadcasts, race replays, and personal memories.
Faded Glory: Forgotten Kentucky Derby Winners (Worth, 1912)

Fri Mar 08 2024Jennifer Kelly

In Louisville, the big show went on as racing fans once again celebrated another Kentucky Derby, its victor a champion colt whose brief time on the racetrack left the sport wondering “what if?”
Five of the biggest shocks in Kentucky Derby history

Tue Mar 05 2024Vance Hanson

Unlike games of chance that you might encounter in a casino, the result of a Thoroughbred horse race is far from a random outcome event. That’s not to say that there aren’t inexplicable surprises from time to time. In its century and a half of longevity, the Kentucky Derby has seen its share.
Best of Hanson: 2023 Anthology

Sat Dec 30 2023Vance Hanson

In a break from recent years, the historically themed pieces I wrote during 2023 were all published at TwinSpires.com. Therefore, it makes sense that my ninth annual anthology would be available on the TwinSpires Edge, too.
Late Bloomer, Bowl Game underrated stars of the Super 70s

Wed Dec 13 2023Vance Hanson

For a racing fan in 1970s America, it was an era of indulgence and pure gluttony. Roughly two dozen Hall of Fame inductees made their mark on the flat during those 10 illustrious seasons, and that doesn’t even begin to count many other talents whose exploits have receded more rapidly from the collective memory.