Kentucky Derby


Meet the Southside

A refreshing rum-and-mint sipper for the horse-country set


Kentucky Hot Browns

No matter how you slice it, this classic will feed—and please—a crowd


Man o’ War’s Lasting Legacy

A new exhibit in Lexington celebrates the most famous racehorse that ever was

Southern Style

Top Hats for the Kentucky Derby

G&G Debuts the 2017 Derby Collection


A Mint Julep Drinker’s Guide to Louisville

When in bourbon country, these four bars and restaurants will do you—and your mint julep—proud

Arts & Culture

Delightful Derby Reads

Three new pony-related books just in time for race season—plus, one visual stunner to make your coffee table an ode to all things equestrian

The Southern Agenda

Play the Ponies Like a Pro

Kentuckian Jonathan Fowler manages Keeneland’s crew of “betologists,” who teach novices the basics of wagering. Here are a few of his simple tips


Toast the Preakness with a Black-Eyed Susan

Despite the mint julep’s high profile, the Derby isn’t the only Triple Crown race with its own cocktail


Throw a Knockout Kentucky Derby Party

Entertaining expert Camille Styles shares her tips

The Southern Agenda

Derby Day Beyond Churchill Downs

Five sure bets for where to watch this year’s run for the roses if you aren’t Louisville bound

50 Slideshow

Arts & Culture

50 of Our Favorite Derby Hats

Get inspired for this year’s race with a look at some amazing Derby hats

Southern Style

Off to the Races: Kentucky Derby Style

Whether you’re bound for the Derby, the steeplechase, or entertaining at home, we’ve gathered the necessities for celebrating horse season in style

Food & Drink

Kentucky Derby Menu: Hot Brown Quiche

A Derby-season snack from Louisville’s Brown Hotel

Arts & Culture

The Derby Hat According to Gigi Burris

The couture hat designer shares her Derby-worthy picks

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Bet the Kentucky Derby

Secrets to betting on the greatest horse race of them all

Home & Garden

Derby Tailgate Party

A few party essentials to get you started


A Southern Classic: Mint Julep

Two vintage recipes from the 1930s

The G&G Interview

Meet Mr. Derby

Catching up with a giant of horse racing, all five foot five of him


A Julep of a Different Color: The Concord Grape Julep

A smooth recipe to get you in mint condition for the Derby


Mint Julep: A Drink for All Seasons

The mint julep isn’t just for the Derby anymore