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April 29, 2011

Lost and Found: The Life and Death of Isaac Murphy

Here was a jock who rode with his hands and his heels and his heart; the soft crooning of his voice was a siren’s song to the mounts beneath him.

Louisville and the Dawn of Bourbon Culture

What must be recognized, clearly, is that Kentucky’s identity roots itself in the caramel color of its bourbon.

Profile: Shackleford

There is a good chance Shackleford will be underestimated again in Louisville, pace and distance concerns notwithstanding.

Profile: Stay Thirsty

In order to compete in this Derby, Stay Thirsty would need to improve on his two best races. That’s asking an awful lot.