Kentucky Derby

horsies

Kentucky Derby-Winning Trainer Bob Baffert Listens to Post Malone Every Day

Apparently, the trainer of Preakness hopeful Justify is really big into "Psycho" by the face-tattooed white rapper.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.17.18
horsies

Gronkowski to Race in Kentucky Derby

There's a horse in southwest London who is headed to Kentucky. His name is Gronk... owski.
Liam Daniel Pierce
3.30.18
horse racing

Always Dreaming Takes It: 143rd Kentucky Derby Favorite Wins for Fifth Year in a Row

Jockey John Velazquez accepted the roses for the second time in his career.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.6.17
mlb

A Horse Named After Noah Syndergaard Is Now a Kentucky Derby Favorite

And apparently, there are all kinds of horses named after Mets. Per The New York Times, there's a Cespedes, a DeGrom and a Mr. Met.
Liam Daniel Pierce
8.28.16
horses

Horses Homeboykris and Pramedya Die at Preakness Stakes

The incident brings into relief the ethical issues of pushing animals to their limit, when they have no agency.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.21.16
Kentucky Derby

How a Las Vegas Sports Betting Legend Spends Horse Racing's Biggest Weekend

Once upon a time, Alan "Dink" Denkenson was one of the biggest illegal bookmakers in America. Today, he's a professional gambler in Las Vegas, and we tagged along as he prepared for the Kentucky Derby.
David Hill
5.19.16
grand tito

Kentucky Derby Horse Injures Itself Because, Ultimately, it is a Dumb Animal

Should we even call this a sport anymore?
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.7.16
Churchill Downs

VICE Sports Q&A: Legendary Jockey Gary Stevens on Ponies, Pills, and Racing at 53

Before he returns to Churchill Downs this Satruday for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Gary Stevens sits down for a wide-ranging conversation on his historic career in horse racing and the challenges he's overcome to still be riding at 53.
Larry Burnett
5.6.16
chelsea

VICE Sports World News Roundup: May 3, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
5.3.16
year in review

American Pharoah Was Born to Breed

American Pharoah will always be remembered as a Triple Crown winner. But if all goes according to plan, his real career as a stud is only just starting.
Katie Lamb
12.30.15
american pharaoh

Are Breeding Practices Keeping Horses From Breaking Records?

Every single human running record from 1973 has been broken. Why aren't horses making the same kind of progress?
Greg Couch
6.5.15
Kentucky Derby

The Secret History of the Kentucky Derby's Iconic Cocktail

The mint julep is all but synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. How exactly did that happen? It's a long story that starts in the Antebellum South.
Matt Osgood
5.1.15
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