Let's All Get Filthy Rich Betting On The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby, a/k/a “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” is an event rich with tradition. It’s an opportune time to brush up on your Hunter S. Thompson, and/or drink cheap bourbon out of silver cups, and/or laugh along with rich assholes who give their horses ridiculous names for their own amusement. »5/01/15 2:16pm5/01/15 2:16pm

Rolling Bachelor Party Headed For Kentucky Derby Finds Dead Body In RV

A road trip to the Kentucky Derby sounds like a pretty cool bachelor party (for everyone except the driver, anyway). You get yourself some of your closest friends and put them in an RV with some beers and you've got yourself a weekend. This all presupposes, of course, that you don't find a corpse hidden inside the RV. »5/03/14 1:28pm5/03/14 1:28pm

Steven Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics, has his pick for the Kentucky Derby.

Steven Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics, has his pick for the Kentucky Derby. He likes Chitu as the best value—20-1 right now—but he has some other recommendations for exotics that you should check out on his blog. Levitt also swung by Deadspin to chat horse racing yesterday, which you can read here. »5/02/14 3:14pm5/02/14 3:14pm

Make A Mint Julep And Capture The Fake Majesty Of The Horse Track

Remember how Regressing was the best part of Deadspin until they pulled this unconscionable bullshit and we had to fire-murder poor Reuben and Kyle, who were probably decent dudes, but at a certain point, enough's enough? Well, we here at the Concourse are aiming to atone for some of our dead brothers' sins by… »5/02/14 2:35pm5/02/14 2:35pm

Freakonomics For The Derby: I'm Steven Levitt. Let's Talk Horses.

Steven Levitt is one of the authors of Freakonomics and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago. He's also something of a railbird and an adviser to Derby Jackpot, a legal online horse betting website. Dive into the discussion below and ask him about handicapping tomorrow's Kentucky Derby (or about »5/01/14 1:01pm5/01/14 1:01pm

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 1:40pm5/04/13 1:40pm