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Few horses touched the heart like the Black Gold did. Thanks to Marguerite Henry’s 1957 book, this black colt with the little white star was a childhood favorite of generations of racing fans, his triumphant, yet tragic life a poignant reminder of why we love this sport and its equine athletes.

Attending the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve this year for the milestone 150th edition of the race? Congratulations! You’re one of the lucky few (thousands), but for those of us not attending this year’s running at Churchill Downs — this writer included — there is still plenty at stake and many avenues to pursue.

To be human is to know both love and loss. Experiencing the highs and lows of life is both a universal and individual pursuit, inhabiting common ground between strangers and also being a singular journey that each of us must discover our own way through. Finding our way through loss, when we may feel least like ourselves, requires us to seek and hold on to the things that lighten a heavy heart.

Louisville, Ky. (Friday, April 12, 2024) – Churchill Downs today announced that five-time Grammy Award-winner and country music icon Wynonna Judd will perform the National Anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 4.

BALTIMORE, Md. | April 5, 2024 - 1/ST, the innovative brand behind North America’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing, entertainment and wagering events, announces the return of Preakness 149 to Pimlico Race Course, featuring a weekend of world-class racing, top-tier entertainment, and unparalleled hospitality.

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