Road to the 2019 Derby: Gunmetal Gray Goes from Worst to First in Sham Stakes

January 07, 2019 By Evan Chronis

Sometimes all it takes is one last burst of energy.

As the seven horses competing in the Sham Stakes rounded the final turn on January 5, it was Gunmetal Gray in the back of the pack. But as the group sprinted towards the finish line, it was Gunmetal Gray crossing first at Santa Anita Park.

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Fillies & Lilies Party: The Kick-Off to the 2019 Kentucky Derby

January 04, 2019 By Evan Chronis

Kentucky Derby® weekend is one worth celebrating. In fact, it's worth celebrating multiple times. But there's one event that seems to take the headlines every year at the Derby — the Fillies & Lilies Party

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Nova Lenda Scores Victory on Japanese Road to the 2019 Derby

December 21, 2018 By Evan Chronis

It may be the shortest road to Churchill Downs®, but the Japanese Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby®promises some of the biggest thrills of the prep race season. With just four races to determine the Japanese entrants, every contest carries an increased significance. 

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How Much Does the Kentucky Derby Winner Make?

December 19, 2018 By Evan Chronis

The Kentucky Derby® is known for many things, whether it's fancy attire, a legendary racetrack at Churchill Downs® or it's collection of champions. 

But the Derby is also know for another thing — dollar signs. 

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How to Get Turf Club Tickets for the Kentucky Derby

December 12, 2018 By Evan Chronis

Some tickets to the Kentucky Derby® are harder to come by than others, and some require one of the most exclusive memberships in thoroughbred racing. 

Or so we thought. 

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Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby: Baffert's Improbable Wins Los Alamitos Futurity

December 10, 2018 By Evan Chronis

After winning another Triple Crown™ in 2018, legendary trainer Bob Baffert is already looking ahead to what he can accomplish in 2019. 

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The Best Way to Purchase Kentucky Derby Tickets

December 06, 2018 By Evan Chronis

There are several ways to purchase 2019 Kentucky Derby® tickets, making a simple task actually quite daunting. 

When looking to purchase tickets for Churchill Downs® in May, you're stuck with a dilemma: with so many options, what is the best, most simple and secure way to get tickets to 'The Run for the Roses'?

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Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby: Maximus Michief Claims Remsen Stakes

December 03, 2018 By Evan Chronis

American Road to the Kentucky Derby

Maximus Mischief  racked up 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby® standings after outlasting the competition in the Remsen Stakes at the Aqueduct Racetrack on December 1, 2018. 

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Justify vs. Accelerate: Who is Horse of the Year?

December 03, 2018 By Evan Chronis

At the conclusion of the 2018 Belmont Stakes, the Horse of the Year argument was closed. Justify had shocked the world by winning the Triple Crown™ at Belmont Park, and has become the most famous steed on the planet.

But when Accelerate beat out the competition in November at the Breeders' Cup Classic, a recount was in order.

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Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby: November Prep Races

November 26, 2018 By Evan Chronis

The American Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby® keeps rolling and the Japan Road has officially begun!

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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.


Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.