What type of physical conditioning does it take to guide and stay balanced on top of a 1,000-pound racehorse? We looked into it.
Every horse racing fan remembers Eight Belles, the filly who died after placing in the 2008 Kentucky Derby. Our listeners wondered: How often does that happen?
Fifteen of the first 28 Kentucky Derby winners were ridden by black jockeys. Why are black jockeys so rare in racing today?
“Why do men at the Derby dress the way they do? Where does the fashion come from?”
Fred Benz and his wife typically leave Derby weekend to avoid the rush of tourists. When they do, Benz notices how packed the tarmac at Louisville International Airport becomes.
Listener Tony Wilson has heard Colonial Gardens was the site of our city’s first bowling alley and zoo. WFPL’s Rick Howlett finds out.
What have you always wondered about the Kentucky Derby and its related events? WFPL can help you find the answer!
Listener Donna Finnell wanted to know what happened to the whimsical bronze figure she used to see on her lunch break. The answer got pretty complicated.
We’ve narrowed it down to these five questions. Now it’s your turn to choose!
Why not ‘Loo-eee-ville’? After all, France never had a King Loo-uh.
Ever thought of moonlighting as a newsroom assignment editor? Now’s your chance. Tell us what to do!
We know that all dogs go to heaven, but what happens to the Louisville Zoo animals when they die?
If you’re a Louisvillian of a certain age, you might remember.
Why is the city of Louisville located where it is? The answer lies mostly in the river — and the Falls of the Ohio.
The name is found on streets and buildings in both Louisville and Southern Indiana, and the origin differs based on what side of the river you are on.