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7 Expressions You Might Not Know Came from Horse Racing

As we approach this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, explore the linguistic legacy of one of the world’s oldest sports.

Kevin Krigger riding Goldencents at the 2013 Santa Anita Derby.

The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Black Jockeys

As Kevin Krigger seeks to become the first black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby since 1902, learn about the African-American riders who once ruled the race.


Horse Racing’s Triple Crown: 10 Fast Facts

As I’ll Have Another drops out of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, it will be at least another year before a horse can finally win American racing’s ultimate prize.