Posts tagged "horse racing"

All The Crazy Hats At Britain’s Royal Ascot

The British -- they have a reputation for being so refined and proper. But look, these people totally wild out. Take the Royal Ascot -- a five-day celebration of British royalty and horseracing. The Queen and a bunch of members of the royal family show up, and there's lots of white gloves and fancy dresses.

By: Julie Gerstein / June 23, 2012

The 3 Kentucky Derby Horses You Need to Know About For Race Day

And ... they're off! Well, almost. The 138th Kentucky Derby is today, so mix up those mint juleps and get your racing form ready! What's that you say? You can't place your bets because you don't know anything about the horses this year? Don't worry -- we can help you out with that one. Well, as much as anybody…

By: The Stir / May 5, 2012

A Female Jockey Could Make History At The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby has been going strong for 136 hat-filled years. But in all those races, a mere five female jockeys have competed—and none of them crossed the finish line first. But this weekend, we're hoping that Rosie Napravnik, age 23, can change that. Rosie (left) will be rising a horse with the best name…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 6, 2011

The Perfect Match: Horse Racing And Cocktails

Today is the Kentucky Derby (post time for the Triple Crown race is 6:24 pm). You know what that means? Gambling! Big, funny hats! And copious amounts of drinking! After the jump, the recipe for the favorite beverage of the Derby, the Mint Julep.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2010

It’s Kentucky Derby Time! Five Facts About “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”

The Kentucky Derby, also known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports," is going down today, and it's about way more than a bunch of horses running in a circle. The Derby is an event in and of itself, spawning days of partying, drinking, and awesome clothing. After the jump, all you need to…

By: Elise Czajkowski / May 2, 2009

RIP Eight Belles

Eight Belles was the lone filly -- that's a female horse -- racing in the Kentucky Derby this year. As she was rounding the bend, in a solid second place, both her ankles broke. She managed to pass the finish line in second, but collaped on the track. Because horses are not able to heal…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2008