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By Justin Scuiletti
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…
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…
By Hari Sreenivasan
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…
Shields, Brooks on Presidential Books, Mariano Rivera, Kentucky Derby Picks…
With the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the NewsHour's series on horse racing concludes with Washington Post columnist Andrew Beyer explaining how his method of calculating the speed of horses helped transform an entire industry.
In a Career of Handicapping Races, Secretariat Still Finishes First…
Ahead of horse racing's Triple Crown series, which begins with Saturday's 137th Kentucky Derby, the NewsHour begins a series of looks at the sport.
The Everyday Risks of Jockeying for Position…
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…
Roger Rosenblatt takes a look at last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro, who recently died.
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