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The Do’s and Don’ts of the Kentucky Derby® 2018

April 16, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

The Kentucky Derby® is just around the corner and as you prepare for your trip there are a few things to keep in mind. Churchill Downs® security only allows certain items to be carried inside the race track, so we’ve put together a list of some of the things you can and cannot bring with you inside the track.

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This Triple Crown™ Winner Never Lost a Race!

April 03, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

Winning the Triple Crown™ is the biggest honor that every horse racing team strives for. Jockey, Trainer, Owner and everyone in between sets out at the Kentucky Derby® for their first win, enters the Preakness Stakes with high hopes, and then aims to complete the trifecta at the Belmont Stakes. What many don’t realize is how rare it is for a horse to mark his name in history as a Triple Crown™...

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What is the Kentucky Oaks®?

March 16, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

The first ever Kentucky Oaks® was run on May 19th, 1875 and founded by Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr. the same man who founded the Kentucky Derby®. The Kentucky Oaks® is a race for three-year-old thoroughbred Fillies, female horses. In 2012 history was made when Rosie Napravnik became the first woman ever to win the Kentucky Oaks® with her horse, Believe You Can, and believe she did!

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How to Attend the Kentucky Derby® on a Budget

March 14, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

Most people think that The Kentucky Derby® must be an elaborately expensive occasion.  After all, it is a high prestige horse race, it's the first leg of the Triple Crown™ series and celebrities flock from all around the country to attend. But what if I told you, you could enjoy Derby weekend in its entirety, meaning the Kentucky Oaks®, luxury hospitality on Oaks day, access to Churchill...

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Road to The Kentucky Derby® 2018

March 08, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby® will be held on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. For the past six years, the journey for horse racing teams to make it to the Derby has been set up on a point system. Teams participate in select races to determine who qualifies to participate in The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.

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Which Record-Breaking Horse Won the 1973 Kentucky Derby® and Became a Triple Crown™ Winner?

March 06, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

Winning the Triple Crown™ is the biggest honor that every horse racing team strives for. Jockey, Trainer, Owner and everyone in between sets out at the Kentucky Derby® for their first win, enters the Preakness Stakes with high hopes, and then aims to complete the trifecta at the Belmont Stakes. What many don’t realize is how rare it is for a horse to mark his name in history as a Triple Crown™...

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The Kentucky Derby®: Then and Now

February 27, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

The Kentucky Derby®, also known as The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, is the longest running sporting event in American history. The history of the race dates back to 1872 when Meriwether Lewis Clark - the grandson of William Clark of the famed “Lewis and Clark” – attended the Epsom Derby in England. The Epsom Derby is an even longer-lived horse race that began back in 1780.

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Who Became a Triple Crown™ Winner in 1948?

February 06, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

Winning the Triple Crown™ is the biggest honor that every horse racing team strives for. Jockey, Trainer, Owner and everyone in between sets out at the Kentucky Derby® for their first win, enters the Preakness Stakes with high hopes, and then aims to complete the trifecta at the Belmont Stakes. What many don’t realize is how rare it is for a horse to mark his name in history as a Triple Crown™...

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Are There Hospitality Packages Available For the 2018 Kentucky Derby®?

January 16, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

The Kentucky Derby® is without a doubt America’s most iconic horse racing event, appropriately known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport.” It is the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown™, which is consists of three races Kentucky Derby®, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Immerse yourself amongst 170,000 racing fans with an Official Ticket Package through Derby Experiences, for...

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Who Won the Triple Crown™ in 1946?

January 02, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

Winning the Triple Crown™ is the biggest honor that every horse racing team strives for. Jockey, Trainer, Owner and everyone in between sets out at the Kentucky Derby® for their first win, enters the Preakness Stakes with high hopes, and then aims to complete the trifecta at the Belmont Stakes. What many don’t realize is how rare it is for a horse to mark his name in history as a Triple Crown™...

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Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.

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