The first jewel of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, features bourbon as the key ingredient in its famed mint julep. In fact, bourbon is one of Kentucky’s signature industries, right up there with horse racing. Here are 10 Bluegrass bourbons to try before the Triple Crown—so you know which you prefer in your mint julep, of course.
I'm all about spring - the increasingly warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and horses in motion as they run down the Kentucky Derby Trail. What else does one lady really need? That is, besides the perfect spring outfit to wear to the races ... which I couldn't seem to find in my closet last week before the Santa Anita Derby.
Great racing, a picturesque venue, and a designated party zone (“The Hill”) make the spring and fall race meets at Keeneland popular with locals and tourists alike. Read on to find out the best places to stay in Lexington to have a winning weekend (or week!).
It may not even feel like spring yet for those that live in the northern half of our country. Nevertheless, the boys of summer are back in season as Major League Baseball’s official Opening Day is in the books for the 2014 regular season! Thoroughbred racing and professional baseball have a long and storied tradition. Let’s take a look at eight baseball entities that are also associated with the racing game: