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May 5, 2011

Live Wire: Shout-Out to Boston

One horseplayer’s rallying cry to his hometown heroes and friends, Kathy and Timmy Ritvo.

Take It Neat: True Bourbon Culture

The passionate conversation on how to drink it showed Kentucky bourbon culture is not a myth. It’s real.

Podcast: Going Deep in the Kentucky Oaks

John Scheinman talks with Bruno DeJulio of Grade One Racing and Brad Cummings of the Paulick Report about the 2011 Kentucky Oaks.

“Mo” Speculation Dominates Backstretch Chatter

The most accomplished, fastest colt in the Derby field, Uncle Mo now is widely considered a ruin and likely to scratch.

The Rush of Riding

Photographer Scott Serio outfits trainer Karyn Wittek with a helmet camera to capture the thrill of riding a thoroughbred under the famed twin spires of Churchill Downs.

Profile: Twinspired

Twinspired will need to reverse his dirt form to have any impact on the Kentucky Derby.

Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 3

For many at Churchill Downs during Derby Week, it’s business as usual.

Making It Up As They Go

The traditional “road to the Derby” is now somewhat of an anomaly, as more and more trainers throw out the orthodoxy and make it up as they go.

Profile: Pants on Fire

If Pants On Fire can repeat or build on his Louisiana Derby effort, then he is going to outrun his odds in the Derby.

Profile: Derby Kitten

It requires a leap of faith to expect Derby Kitten to transfer his improving form to dirt.