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May 2, 2020

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

Nick Roush 9:00pm May 2, 2020 5/2/20

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Even though we will not see a Kentucky Derby until September, may your first Saturday in May still blur into madness.   “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved” Written under duress by Hunter S. Thompson From Scanlan’s, June 1970 I GOT OFF the plane around midnight and no one spoke as I crossed the dark…

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Secretariat wins Virtual Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown

Jack Pilgrim 6:00pm May 2, 2020 5/2/20

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Secretariat is (unofficially) the greatest horse to ever race. In today’s Virtual Kentucky Derby Triple Crown Showdown, Secretariat took home the nail-biting victory over the remaining 12 Triple Crown winners in horse racing history. Secretariat (1973), who has held the record for fastest Derby finish of all time for 47 consecutive years, came from behind…

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Derby 101: Cocktails

Nick Roush 12:30pm May 2, 2020 5/2/20

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[Editor’s Note: This post was previously published in 2018. Drinking is timeless, especially when a pandemic postpones your Derby Day festivities. Enjoy your cocktails responsibly.] With less than ten days till the Kentucky Derby, time is running out to prepare for the 144th run for the roses.  The annual spectacle is seen through a variety…

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April 30, 2020

Weep No More My Lady

Nick Roush 12:00pm April 30, 2020 4/30/20

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Weep, no more today. If you do get teary-eyed while watching one of the Bluegrass’ best, Ben Sollee, play “My Old Kentucky Home” to an empty Churchill Downs grandstand, no one will blame you. I got nothing to say. Commercial of the year. Well done, Woodford Reserve. I wish we were hanging out this weekend…

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April 28, 2020

Without the Kentucky Derby there will be TWO Arkansas Derby Races

Nick Roush 5:00pm April 28, 2020 4/28/20 Comments Disabled

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For the first time in 75 years, the first Saturday in May will not be celebrated with the running of the Kentucky Derby. In its absence, Churchill Downs is hosting a virtual race between the 13 Triple Crown winners. Fans can win prizes by donating to the fundraiser. Even so, it’s not the same as…

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April 24, 2020

Churchill Downs will Host Virtual Race between all 13 Triple Crown Winners on Derby Day

Nick Roush 11:30am April 24, 2020 4/24/20

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One race will run on the first Saturday in May and it’s not the Kentucky Derby. The 146th running for the roses has been postponed to Sept. 5. In its place Churchill Downs will host a virtual race between all 13 Triple Crown Winners as a fundraiser for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts. They plan to…

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April 14, 2020

Gov. Beshear Says We Should Be “Hesitant” to Bring 60,000 People Together in the Fall

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm April 14, 2020 4/14/20

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Cramming massive amounts of people into one confined area doesn’t seem like a practical idea for the foreseeable future. For fans of college football, that isn’t what you want to hear. During his daily briefing of the coronavirus on Tuesday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said that we should be “hesitant” to hold gatherings of 60,000…

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March 18, 2020

Alternatives to Avoid a Kentucky Derby-Kentucky Football Conflict

Nick Roush 10:00pm March 18, 2020 3/18/20

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Only a week into the widespread sports cancellations resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, one postponement is creating a conflict for Kentuckians. Tuesday morning Churchill Downs officials announced they have delayed Kentucky Derby 146 to September 5, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. It’s the first time the longest continuously held sporting event in America has…

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March 17, 2020

Kentucky Derby 146 Postponed to September 5

Nick Roush 9:01am March 17, 2020 3/17/20

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For only the third time in its 146-year history, the running of the Kentucky Derby will not take place on the first Saturday in May. Tuesday morning Churchill Downs officials unveiled the latest measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, announcing the fastest two minutes is sports has been postponed to September 5. The running…

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March 12, 2020

Churchill Downs waiting to decide on postponing the 2020 Kentucky Derby

Nick Roush 5:15pm March 12, 2020 3/12/20 Comments Disabled

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The longest-running sporting event in America is in jeopardy thanks to the coronavirus. The pandemic has caused cancellations all across the country in the sporting world. Churchill Downs announced today it will wait until a later date to make a decision on whether or not to host the 146th run for the roses. “With the…

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