kentucky derby

Not Everyone Loved The Derby's National Anthem

It's that glorious time of year again: The 2017 Kentucky Derby is finally here. With this big day falling on the first Saturday in May, there's probably no better way to kick things off than with the patriotic stylings of Harry Connick Jr. for the sp…
By Allie Gemmill

Watch Harry Connick Jr.'s Divisive Derby Performance

Things got soulful at Churchill Downs when Harry Connick, Jr. sang the National Anthem at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. His rendition of the patriotic number surely made fans thankful that the Derby began including the National Anthem in the annual day of…
By Sabienna Bowman

All Of The Unexpected Celeb Derby Appearances

Listen, I like horses as much as the next Average Joe. But you know what I love with all of my heart? A good celebrity sighting. So naturally, I've spent the first Saturday in May scouring social media for the craziest 2017 Kentucky Derby celebrity a…
By Allie Gemmill

The '90s Are Back At The Kentucky Derby

Boy band members, Romy from Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, and a R&B legend are just a few of the '90s stars at the 2017 Kentucky Derby. There's just something about the roughly two-minute-long race that seems to attract the most random sta…
By Sabienna Bowman

Tom Brady Is Flying Solo At The Kentucky Derby

Among all the celebrities showing up at the 2017 Kentucky Derby, it would appear that one of the most famous faces, Tom Brady, is without his righthand lady. Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen, did not attend the Kentucky Derby, but she was present for so…
By Allie Gemmill

'This Is Us' Star Justin Hartley Is Getting His Derby On

If there is crying at Churchill Downs on Saturday, it's probably because This Is Us star Justin Hartley is at the Kentucky Derby, and as fans of the show know, where the Pearson family goes, tears follow. With Season 2 still months away, every sighti…
By Sabienna Bowman

The 'Pump Rules' Cast Is Totally Stealing The Derby Spotlight

It wouldn't be the Kentucky Derby without some of your favorite Bravo celebrities showing up to have a good time. As is tradition, a few of the Vanderpump Rules cast are attending the 2017 Kentucky Derby, and boy, they're really doing the damn thing.…
By Allie Gemmill

These 'Pump Rules' Stars May Have Buried The Hatchet

It looks like one of the greatest feuds in modern reality television is finally on the up-and-up. Have Vanderpump Rules' Jax Taylor and James Kennedy reconciled? Is this really happening? There's certainly proof that the two macho men are mending fen…
By Allie Gemmill

Tracy Morgan Has The Best Reason To Be At The Derby

For most celebrities who attend the Kentucky Derby, the event seems to be the go-to place to see and be seen while attending lavish parties, watching "the most exciting two-minutes in sports," and showing off their impressive hats. For actor Tracy Mo…
By Sabienna Bowman

Here's How Old The Kentucky Derby's Horses Are

Everyone's favorite horse race is just around the corner. The 2017 Kentucky Derby will take place on Saturday at Churchill Downs racetrack, and 20 horses will be competing. That's simply a huge field — it's the maximum number allowed, in fact — and i…
By Seth Millstein

17 Ways To Celebrate The Kentucky Derby

Just because you can't attend the big race in Kentucky doesn't mean you can't dress up, drink fancy drinks, and enjoy the Kentucky Derby right at home. There are tons of ways to celebrate the Kentucky Derby — and wearing a big hat is only the beginni…
By Kiersten Hickman

Could Nyquist Become A Triple Crown Winner?

Nyquist and his jockey Mario Gutierrez snatched the Kentucky Derby crown Saturday evening in America's most anticipated horse race of the year. With a 7-0 record and 3-1 odds going into the race at Churchill Downs, Nyquist's victory wasn't a major sh…
By Lauren Holter

Megyn Kelly Went To The Kentucky Derby

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has become a popular figure in the 2016 presidential race, as Donald Trump insists on feuding with the well-known journalist. Although she refuses to engage in the fight and continues to cover him as the presumptive Republ…
By Lauren Holter

Jimmy Fallon's Puppy Predictor Fails This Year

The 2016 Kentucky Derby winner has been crowned, and the horse with the most was the favorite Nyquist. Sadly, this means Jimmy Fallon's puppy predictor has failed to correctly pick the 2016 Kentucky Derby Winner after last year's success. In Fallon's…
By Sabienna Bowman

The Kentucky Derby Start Time Is Delayed

As the horses and jockeys prepared to race around the Churchill Downs Racetrack Saturday, the Kentucky Derby start time was delayed. The Louisville track was drenched in rain before the post time of 6:34 p.m. ET, but it stopped before the race was se…
By Lauren Holter

Johnny Weir Was The Coolest Derby Celeb

The 142nd Kentucky Derby was absolutely magical. Don't you think? The fashion! The horses! The mint juleps getting guzzled by the gallon! But the best part? All the celebrities who came out dressed to the nines. With so many celebrities at the Kentuc…
By Allie Gemmill

Lady Antebellum Conquers The Kentucky Derby

Nothing says "Let the fun begin!" like a casual, super-crazy downpour of rain, right? Well, that's exactly what happened when Lady Antebellum sang the National Anthem at the beginning of the 2016 Kentucky Derby. The weather at Churchill Downs has bee…
By Allie Gemmill

It's Lady Antebellum Vs. The Rain At 2016 Derby

The 2016 Kentucky Derby continued the recent tradition of having popular musicians perform the iconic song when Lady Antebellum sang the National Anthem to kick off the race with a rousing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner in the pouring rain. Th…
By Sabienna Bowman

When Has It Rained At The Kentucky Derby?

As 22 horses and jockeys prepared to compete at the Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, rain dampened the parade. How many times it's rained at the Kentucky Derby in the past proves that it isn't really a big deal. Since the horse race takes pla…
By Lauren Holter

The First Woman To Compete In The Kentucky Derby

Aside from female attendees donning elaborate hats and holding mint juleps, the Kentucky Derby has always been a major boys' club. The first woman to compete in the Kentucky Derby didn't ride in the acclaimed event until 1970, finally breaking the ho…
By Lauren Holter