Horse Dies In Infuriatingly Avoidable Accident At Churchill Downs

Unless you reject the idea of horse racing, you have to accept that horses break down and are destroyed. It's an unfortunate part of the sport, and lots could be done to minimize fatalities, but it's always going to happen. At Churchill Downs yesterday, five-year-old mare Never Tell Lynda did not need to die. » 5/23/14 3:09pm 5/23/14 3:09pm

Your Last-Minute Crowdsourced Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

In the only Kentucky Derby I covered, as a 19-year-old intern for the Lexington Herald-Leader, I got lucky on a $3 exacta bet that paid 33-1. The feeling of sprinting up the stairs to the press box to trade a $1 bill for five twenties (yes, that would be from the dedicated betting booth in the Churchill Downs press… » 5/04/13 1:40pm 5/04/13 1:40pm