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Photos show a surreal scene at the Kentucky Derby during the pandemic, with almost no fans in the stadium and protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor

The iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the 146th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, September 5. This year’s race, which was postponed from the first weekend in May due to coronavirus concerns, was unlike any other. The Derby took place with fewer horses, less than half the typical wagering, […]
Photos show a surreal scene at the Kentucky Derby during the pandemic, with almost no fans in the stadium and protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
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What it’s like going to the ‘Super Bowl of horse sales,’ where royals and millionaires bid on horses they hope might be the next Kentucky Derby winner

Keeneland is the world’s largest thoroughbred auction house. At the auction house’s September yearling sale in 2019, buyers including Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai and billionaire businessman Vinnie Viola dropped more than $US360 million on 2,855 1-year-old horses (called “yearlings”) in the hopes they will be the next great racehorses. The […]
What it’s like going to the ‘Super Bowl of horse sales,’ where royals and millionaires bid on horses they hope might be the next Kentucky Derby winner
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Legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert, who’s trained 5 Kentucky Derby winners and 2 Triple Crown champions, says he’s so successful because he never takes vacations

Bob Baffert is one of the world’s most successful and prominent horse trainers. The Hall of Fame trainer has coached five Kentucky Derby winners as well as two Triple Crown victors. At the world’s largest horse sale, which takes place every September in Lexington, Kentucky, Baffert told Business Insider that […]
Legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert, who’s trained 5 Kentucky Derby winners and 2 Triple Crown champions, says he’s so successful because he never takes vacations
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I toured one of Kentucky’s most legendary horse farms, where horses live in immaculate barns, security teams sweep the grounds at night, and Secretariat is buried. Here’s what it looks like.

Lexington, Kentucky, is known as the “horse capital of the world.” The region is home to about 450 horse farms as well as Keeneland, the world’s largest thoroughbred auction house. One of the most prestigious farms in this area is Claiborne Farm, a 3,000-acre, 109-year-old farm that’s been visited by […]
I toured one of Kentucky’s most legendary horse farms, where horses live in immaculate barns, security teams sweep the grounds at night, and Secretariat is buried. Here’s what it looks like.
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I spent 4 days in the ‘horse capital of the world,’ where the barns look more like estates and billionaires convene for the world’s largest horse sale. Here’s what life looks like in Kentucky’s second-biggest city.

Lexington, Kentucky, is known as the “horse capital of the world.” The region is home to about 450 horse farms as well as Keeneland, the world’s largest thoroughbred auction house. Lexington is also known for its bourbon and has its very own trendy “Distillery District.” The median listing price for […]
I spent 4 days in the ‘horse capital of the world,’ where the barns look more like estates and billionaires convene for the world’s largest horse sale. Here’s what life looks like in Kentucky’s second-biggest city.
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Inside the glitzy kickoff party for the world’s biggest horse sale, where 300 of the industry’s elite sipped on rare bourbons ahead of dropping millions on horses

Keeneland’s annual September yearling sale in Lexington, Kentucky is the biggest horse sale in the world, with more than $US377 million worth of horses sold in 2018. I flew down to Lexington and attended the sale’s kickoff party at the Apiary, an 8,100-square-foot upscale events venue. About 300 of the […]
Inside the glitzy kickoff party for the world’s biggest horse sale, where 300 of the industry’s elite sipped on rare bourbons ahead of dropping millions on horses
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Preakness Stakes 2019: Post positions, odds, start time, where to watch

This Saturday, 13 horses will run in the Preakness Stakes, the second race of the Triple Crown. Post positions and the morning line were set on Wednesday, finalising the field for the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.” After the controversial finish to the Kentucky Derby, the field is wide open, […]
Preakness Stakes 2019: Post positions, odds, start time, where to watch
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