Road to 2019 Kentucky Derby Standings: February 2 Update

February 05, 2019 By Evan Chronis

As we sit just three months away from the 2019 Kentucky Derby®, the Road to the Derby series is heating up and more contenders are making their case for the "Run for the Roses". 

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Road to Derby 2019: Gray Attempt Survives in Smarty Jones Stakes

January 28, 2019 By Evan Chronis

The track at Oaklawn Park started the year off with a bang in front of a crowd of 20,000 onlookers on January 25. 

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2018 Eclipse Award Results: Justify Wins Horse of the Year

January 25, 2019 By Evan Chronis

After months of speculation and predictions, the dust has settled around the Horse of the Year debate. In the 48th edition of the Eclipse Awards on January 24, Triple Crown™ winner Justify was named the 2018 Horse of the Year.

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Road to Derby 2019: War of Will Wins Landslide in Lecomte Stakes

January 21, 2019 By Evan Chronis

There's only one thing to say about the 2019 Lecomte Stakes — WOW.

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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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7 Things First Time Attendees Should Know About the Kentucky Derby

January 01, 2019 By Jaclyn Harris

It’s no secret that the Kentucky Derby® is one of the most elite horse races in the country and draws in quite the crowd. Plenty of old and new horse racing fans have “attending the Kentucky Derby” on their bucket list with the dream of crossing it off. But what exactly do you need to know about attending the Derby? We’re glad you asked!

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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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What to wear to The Kentucky Derby® 2019

December 21, 2018 By Jazzy Morgan

When you think of the Kentucky Derby® you think of elegance and class when it comes to what to wear. From the hat to the dress to what you wear on your feet, going Plain Jane isn't an option when it comes to this horse racing event. As your planning for what to bring to the 2019 Derby, we've put together some things you shouldn't forget!

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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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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.