And has a claimed horse ever won the famous garland of roses?
He loves musical theater, and makes jewelry between races. Here are the answers to all your questions about Churchill Downs bugler Steve Buttleman.
It’s 34 notes in the key of C — no sharps, no flats. And it means the next race is about 10 minutes away. You know it as the Call to the Post.
Racing careers last several years for most horses, but thoroughbreds can live to be over 25 years old. So what do they do when their racing days are over?
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!