Saturday marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Derby is a one-and-a-quarter mile stakes race in which three-year-old thoroughbred horses compete and has been held annually since 1875. The race is the first leg of what is known as the U.S. Triple Crown alongside the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
There will be no Triple Crown winner this year. Ray Suarez speaks with Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form at Belmont Park on the bitter blow for horse racing as the colt “I’ll Have Another,” winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness, was scratched from the Belmont Stakes after a career-ending leg injury. Continue reading
The Doubleheader is back with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Since someone turned on the humidity in the D.C. area this past week, I figured it might be time to get their opinions on … Continue reading
This year’s Kentucky Derby was marred by the events following the filly Eight Belles’ second place finish when she collapsed on the track and was subsequently euthanized. Two experts discuss the state of horse racing and the extremes to which owners must go to win. Continue reading
Race horse Barbaro, who won the Kentucky Derby, suffered a serious hind-leg break at the Preakness race Saturday. Continue reading