Hosting A Kentucky Derby Party

Not going to Louisville for the Derby this year? Neither is the Daily Racing Blog. So what to do on this festive day of horse racing? Perhaps host your own Kentucky Derby gala. “But how do I throw the perfect Kentucky Derby party?” you may be asking yourself. Excellent question. It just so happens that we have a few ideas for doing just that … ESTABLISH THE … Continue reading Hosting A Kentucky Derby Party

Oats Of Derby Knowledge.

The Kentucky Derby was first held in 1875 and ranks as the longest continuously held major sporting event in the United States. This year will mark the 148th edition of the Run For The Roses, which had been held on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs every year since 1946 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the race in 2020 until September 5th. There is … Continue reading Oats Of Derby Knowledge.

Pletcher Barn Ready For Churchill

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will look to secure his third Kentucky Derby (G1) Win after MO DONEGAL punched his ticket to the Run For The Roses with a neck score in the Wood Memorial (G2) last Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. MO DONEGAL, with Joel Rosario up, rallied up the rail through the final turn before angling outside of pacesetter EARLY VOTING to secure the … Continue reading Pletcher Barn Ready For Churchill

Beginners Guide To The Derby

If you’ve opened this story you’re probably interested in the Kentucky Derby but might not know a whole lot about horse racing or the Triple Crown. No worries, the Daily Racing Blog is here to help. The Kentucky Derby is the most-watched horse race of the year in the United States and is widely considered one of the most important sporting events in the country. … Continue reading Beginners Guide To The Derby

Who Wins The Arkansas Derby?

The $1.25 million, Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park offers Kentucky Derby contenders the opportunity to compete for the top-level points (100-40-20-10) at a distance of a 1 1/8 miles. With the Run for the Roses less than six weeks away, this will be the last chance for the horses in this field to gather Derby qualifying points. There will be an urgency about Winning points … Continue reading Who Wins The Arkansas Derby?

Fillies, Preps, & The Derby

By 1988, D. Wayne Lukas had established himself as one of America’s top trainers. The Kentucky Derby, however, had eluded him; he had not yet Won it despite having 12 starters since 1981. WINNING COLORS by being Victorious in the 1988 Santa Anita Oaks, established herself as a Derby prospect. She crushed the competition in a dominant gate-to-wire performance in the Oaks Winning by eight lengths. … Continue reading Fillies, Preps, & The Derby

How To Qualify For The Derby.

This year’s Road To The Kentucky Derby is in full-swing, but if you’re new to horse racing you may have some questions about how all of this works. Well, wonder no more. Here is an easy overview about qualifying for The Run For The Roses. WHO: Three-Year-Old Thoroughbreds. When you hear that Winning the Kentucky Derby is a once-in-a-lifetime event, that’s a literal statement. Only … Continue reading How To Qualify For The Derby.

Kentucky Derby Headwear

Churchill Downs has announced that Christine Moore will continue on as a featured milliner for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Moore became a featured milliner of the Kentucky Derby in 2018. Her exceptionally popular hats for women and men are available for purchase at or at her shop in Herald Square in New York City. Her work has become iconic in the horse racing industry over the … Continue reading Kentucky Derby Headwear

MANDALOUN Wins The Derby (2021)

What some folks believed was a foregone conclusion became a reality today; the late MEDINA SPIRIT was disqualified by the state’s stewards from his position as Winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby. The ruling was posted Monday after a stewards hearing via Zoom last week. Trainer Bob Baffert was suspended from racing in Kentucky for 90 days, to begin March 8th and end June 5th, … Continue reading MANDALOUN Wins The Derby (2021)

Racing Resolutions

We’re 10 days into 2022, and anticipation is already building for what’s to come this year. There will be plenty of exciting races, memorable moments, and great times to be had this year at tracks all across the country. Everyone (even horseplayers) make New Year’s resolutions; some are more successful than others. Here are a few for racing fans that are certainly attainable. 1. PICK THE … Continue reading Racing Resolutions