all in The Life

I love to wander through the crowds at the Longines Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve to people-watch. I have a keen appreciation for fans who wear Derby-related clothing, equine jewelry, and whimsical hats. I noticed Libby Ludwig standing in line to have her photo taken at the Ram truck display (the official truck of the Kentucky Derby).

There has been nothing ordinary or easy about Sophie Doyle’s path to the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks, where on May 3 she guided Street Band to a sixth-place finish in the 1 1/8-mile ravce for trainer Larry Jones at

Jon Court is bidding to make history on Saturday as the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve when he rides Long Range Toddy in the opening leg of the Triple Crown.

Two examples of Virginia’s vast influence on Thoroughbred racing in America will be on display in the main events at Churchill Downs this weekend with Virginia-bred Out for a Spin in the Longines Kentucky Oaks and Roadster carrying on the legacy of

NOTE: Omaha Beach was scratched from the Kentucky Derby on May 1 due to an entrapped epiglottis. 

Taylor Cambra sits and looks you right in the eye. “I was a really bad kid in school from the first grade. I was naughty enough that my teachers had to call my parents often. They had to come up with a solution, so my father always took me to the track in the morning before school. It ended up going from a punishment to more of a privilege. I loved going to the track.”

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