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Live Wire: Krulik Takes the Bus

Since I was the last one in the media center the other night, I missed the van and had to take the employee shuttle. It was a memorable ride.

Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 4

Just another day on the backstretch. A loose horse and Ruben Sierra are among the day’s sights and sounds.

Live Wire: Shout-Out to Boston

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

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.

Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 3

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

Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 2

My first visit to Churchill Downs’ legendary backstretch is in the rain. The pouring rain. But John Scheinman guides me through the sights and sounds and most importantly, the thoroughbred right-of-way. Then, to Wagner’s Pharmacy.

Live Wire: Krulik’s Derby, Day 1

Jeff Krulik arrives at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby week.

Catching Up with Old Heroes

John Scheinman and filmmaker Jeff Krulik traveled to Bonita one April afternoon to catch up with Deputed Testamony and Go for Gin.

From the Archives: Kentucky Derby Newsreels

Peer into the past and find that mint juleps, celebrities, big hats, and shocking upsets have always been a part of the Derby experience. As always, the horses are wonderful.

Waiting for “Mo”

A lot of fans don’t know about the tempestuous relationship between Derby contender Uncle Mo and his stablemate, Awesome Maria.