Double the Joy: Trainer/Jockey Duos Who Won Roses and Lilies

Sat May 18 2024Jennifer Kelly

The 150th Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby were memorable for more than the milestone anniversaries for both classics. When Thorpedo Anna took the Oaks and then Mystik Dan eked out a Derby victory, they gave Kenny McPeek and Brian Hernandez, Jr. a rare double victory, just the third trainer/jockey combo to win both races in the same year. The previous pairs include multiple Hall of Famers, each leaving their mark on the sport through their achievements under the Twin Spires.
How long are the three Triple Crown races?

Tue May 14 2024Alastair Bull

The three races which make up the U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred horse racing—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness S., and Belmont S.—each provide a test over a different distance at a different venue.
Faded Glory: Forgotten Kentucky Derby Winners (Whiskery, 1927)

Wed May 08 2024Jennifer Kelly

The history of the Kentucky Derby is rich with names that have left their mark on this classic race: Bradley, Woodward, Chenery, and Whitney, owners who all celebrated more than one victory of their own. The Whitney family’s connection to the Run for the Roses spans more than a century with four wins from their long list of starters.
Racing Roundtable: Kentucky Derby 150 and Oaks takeaways

Wed May 08 2024TwinSpires Staff

The Racing Roundtable reconvenes to discuss Mystik Dan's win in the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) plus Thorpedo Anna's Kentucky Oaks (G1) victory, which gave trainer Kenny McPeek and rider Brian Hernandez Jr. a rare Kentucky/Oaks double.
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...
2024 Kentucky Derby winner: Mystik Dan (18-1) wins the 150th Kentucky Derby

Sat May 04 2024J. Keeler Johnson

In the closest Kentucky Derby (G1) finish in more than a quarter-century, Mystik Dan surged up the rail and turned back late challenges to win the 150th edition of the historic race by a nose.
Official 2024 Kentucky Derby live odds, betting strategy, cheat sheet

Sat May 04 2024TwinSpires Staff

The 2024 Kentucky Derby holds a large volume of value among the horses entered. Suggested plays to use in your betting strategy are as follows...
Why I'm Betting Sierra Leone in the Kentucky Derby

Sat May 04 2024Jennifer Kelly

Sierra Leone closed fast in the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) on April 6 to earn another 100 points and morning line odds of 3-1 for today's Kentucky Derby. This son of Gun Runner's record of 4-3-1-0 is just one reason why I will be betting on #2 Sierra Leone in the 2024 Kentucky Derby.
Where to Watch the 2024 Kentucky Derby: Date, Time, Live Stream & TV Schedule

Sat May 04 2024TwinSpires Staff

Ready for the historic 150th Kentucky Derby? Watch the fastest two minutes in sports on your television or phone via either NBC or
2024 Kentucky Derby Betting Picks and Expert Predictions

Sat May 04 2024TwinSpires Staff

What are the TwinSpires horse racing analysts betting?
How to bet against the Kentucky Derby 150 favorite

Sat May 04 2024Jennifer Kelly

Fierceness entered Kentucky Derby week as the morning-line favorite at 5-2 on the strength of his 13 1/2-length victory in the Florida Derby on March 30. Yet I find myself considering putting my betting dollars elsewhere Saturday.
2024 Kentucky Derby Horses and Top Contenders

Sat May 04 2024TwinSpires Staff

The 150th Kentucky Derby features an overflow field of 22 horses for this classic 1 1/4-mile test.