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.
Top 10 fastest Kentucky Derby times in history

Wed Apr 10 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.
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.
The Churchill Downs match still in doubt after a century

Wed Nov 15 2023Vance Hanson

Match racing in the United States has a spotty history, but one of the few that (mostly) lived up to the hype occurred 100 years ago this week at Churchill Downs.
Tall Tales of the Track: Kingston Goes the Distance

Sun Aug 13 2023Jennifer Kelly

Bred by a Pillar of the Turf in James R. Keene, Kingston’s longevity on the racetrack comes in not only in the number of times he raced but in the wins he accumulated over his nine seasons, his greatness sealed in the record books and the Hall of Fame for all time.
Horsey History in the Tar Heel State: Where Breeding and Racing Have Surprising North Carolina Roots

Fri Jun 23 2023Jennifer Kelly

Though live racing has not been part of the sporting landscape for generations, North Carolina has deep roots in the early history of both Thoroughbred racing and breeding, roots even older than the United States itself. 
Remembering Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Ascot winners

Sun Jun 18 2023Vance Hanson

A ubiquitous presence at the Royal meeting until the last few years of her life, Elizabeth II enjoyed a fair amount of success at the fixture.
A King's Coronation on 2000 Guineas Day at Newmarket

Sat May 06 2023Kellie Reilly

While much of the racing world’s attention on Saturday is focused on the Kentucky Derby (G1), earlier in the day, an heir to a centuries-long legacy will be crowned at a venue rich in tradition.