Inside the Kentucky Derby, America's greatest racing party

Kentucky Confidential


Live Wire: The Culmination


The sights and sounds of the superfecta. Wish I had it. So did over 150,000 others.

My Old Kentucky Paddock

In an effort to record the singing of My Old Kentucky Home, I didn’t get very far. Note: in the midst of my circling I hear someone refer to “Animal Kingdom.”

Sheriff Bill

Another one of the many persons I met who helps bring you the Kentucky Derby experience.

A Little Horse Racing, A Lot of Mardi Gras

Or vice versa. There seems to be something for every taste on the first Saturday in May. I’ll never forget the memorable week I’ve spent here, culminating in the biggest day of horse racing I’ve ever witnessed.

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Author PhotoJeff Krulik is the Washington, DC-based award-winning filmmaker who in 1986, with collaborator John Heyn, took a camera to the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert arena -- the result was the cult sensation, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Krulik's rapport with his subjects yields some of the best verite documentaries you'll see -- I Created Lancelot Link, Ernest Borgnine on the Bus, Obsessed with Jews, Hitler's Hat. His current projects include Heavy Metal Picnic, about one of the most raucus field parties ever, and Led Zeppelin Played Here, about an apocraphyl Led Zep concert in a Maryland gymnasium on the night of Richard Nixon's inauguration. Visit his website. More by  ›