July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Photos from the sixth floor of Churcill Downs
Clouds over the Twin Spires The paddock The Twin Spires Louisville skyline 
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Todd Pletcher's horse rallied to beat Hot Cha Cha.
By Josh Cook Todd Pletcher's Phola rallied from last to first to win the Grade II $223,200 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile on Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Phola surged past Hot Cha Cha for the 1 1/4-length victory. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Johannesburg out of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
U.S. Senate candidate, crown prince of the Kentucky proletariat, takes in the sport of kings
Noted ophthalmologist (and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate) Rand Paul takes in the Derby--and me--at Churchill Downs.  Photo: Zach Everson
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Julien Leparoux opened the Kentucky Derby Day stakes card with a victory aboard Buckleupbuttercup in the $100,000 Grade III Eight Belles for three-year old fillies on the sloppy main track.
Julien Leparoux opened the Kentucky Derby Day stakes card with a victory aboard Eddie Kenneally-trained Buckleupbuttercup in the $100,000 Eight Belles (GIII) for three-year old fillies on the sloppy main track. Swinging five wide at the top of the stretch, the Avalon Farms filly covered the 7 1/...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
It might be a mother of a Derby weather-wise, so why not go with a mudder? Here's a look a some of the best mudders in the field.
By Josh Cook In one memorable 'Seinfeld' episode Kramer overhears two men on the subway talking about a horse race later that day.  "This horse loves the slop, it's in his bloodlines. His father was a mudder. His mother was a mudder," one man says to the other. "His mother...