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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…

Julie Gerstein | June 23, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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…

The Stir | May 5, 2012 - 11:30 am

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | May 6, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 1, 2010 - 2:30 pm

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…

Elise Czajkowski | May 2, 2009 - 3:00 pm

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,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 3, 2008 - 10:21 pm