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Find YOUR Kentucky Derby Horse Name

This is fun!  The 140th Run for the Roses is coming up Saturday, May 3rd and we're celebrating by helping you find YOUR Kentucky Derby horse name.  Check out this cool name generator cooked up by The Courier-Journal.  What's YOUR horse's name?

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NBC’s Full Schedule for Kentucky Derby & Triple Crown Coverage

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday and NBC Sports Group has plans for an unprecedented 15 hours of coverage.  And that coverage gets underway on Wednesday.  Here's the full schedule of Kentucky Derby as well as plans for continued coverage of the Triple Crown.

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Country Star To Sing National Anthem At The Kentucky Derby

It's an honor to sing the National Anthem anywhere, but to have the honor of only being the sixth person to ever sing it at the Kentucky Derby must feel amazing. This year, the performance goes to a country music artist who I just know will make us all proud.

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7-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Accompanies UK’s Nerlens Noel to the Kentucky Derby [VIDEO]

It's fair to say that UK forward Nerlens Noel could have taken anyone to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. As it turns out, his guest for the Run for the Roses was the most special guest of all at Churchill Downs that day.

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Martina in Louisville Saturday

Just heard on WBKR's Country Quickies that Martina McBride is in Louisville Saturday. Not only is she attending the Kentucky Derby, she will be performing the National Anthem prior to the race. Now, to the tune of "Dixie", Oh, I wish I was in Louisville, Kentucky, Lord, I know I might get lucky. I

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Jamie Squire/Jeff Gentner/Harry How, Getty Images
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Who is Wearing the Finest Hats at the Kentucky Derby Today?

On the WBKR Waking Crew show Thursday I mentioned my niece Mallory McCallum, from Houston, was attending the Derby this year and had bought TWO hats to wear.

Her she is in her full regalia, along with her boyfriend Eric Roccaforte.

Well, plenty of places will have pictures of the nice hats. But, only we bring you the far-out ones.

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pbody, Flickr.com
pbody, Flickr.com
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Dave Spencer’s Best Derby Memory: Mom’s Loaded Juleps

Gotta be honest. As the years have gone by, and we get farther and farther away from the last Triple Crown winner (Affirmed in 1978), I have grown less and less interested in the Kentucky Derby.

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Moon’s First Kentucky Derby — I Won Big Bucks!

In 1970, my first "real" horse race was at Keeneland. As I looked over the form trying to decide what horse to place a bet on, I saw the name Dust Commander. Being from west Texas I knew a lot about sand; it blew there all time. Wouldn't you know, that hunch paid off. I won $70 on a $2 bet! A week later, at the 1970 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Dust Commander did it again. Now, I didn't win that much that first Saturday in May. Due to his victory at Keeneland there was too much money placed on him to pay large. 

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Glorius/Flickr
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It’s Derby Week! Here’s Some Interesting Derby-Related Facts

 

The first Saturday in May is the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, okay, we all know that, but here are some other things you may not know about the Derby, thoroughbreds, and horse racing in Kentucky (courtesy of the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism).

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Owensboro Symphony And Alliance Presents Juleps and Jockeys on May 5th

The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, and most of us can't be there, but the Owensboro Symphony Alliance and Orchestra has the next best thing. The 3rd Annual Juleps and Jockeys is set for this Saturday, May 5th aka Derby Day 4pm-9pm at the Hines Center in Philpot.

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Barnstable Brown Derby Gala Party Promises a Star-Studded Night [Gallery]

When I lived in Louisville in the early 70's, the Barnstable Sisters,

Patricia and Priscilla, had just finished with the Doublemint Chewing Gum campaign (Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun). One of them was a Miss Kentucky and they both posed for Playboy Magazine. 24 years ago the ladies founded what is the premium party to get into at Derby time. We know whose going to be there the night of May 4 at the Barnstable home in Louisville.

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Courtesy of flickr user boboroshi
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The Old Kentucky Home Stretch

It's the first jewel in the Triple Crown (which, by the way, hasn't been won in 33 years--what gives?), and it's happening Saturday. The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby and historic Churchill Downs.

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