Kentucky Derby


Louisville, KY

8th Annual
Stitzel-Weller Affair

A Derby-eve affair at the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery

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G&G Party Pics

Fifth Annual Stitzel-Weller Affair

Blade and Bow and Garden & Gun host the fifth annual Stitzel-Weller Affair

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Arts & Culture

Fabulous Fashion at the 2022 Kentucky Derby

Stunning describes both the victory by 80-to-1 long shot Rich Strike in the 148th Kentucky Derby and the stylish attire on display at Churchill Downs for the Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Photographer Nerissa Sparkman captured all the fantastic looks.


The Inside Scoop on the 2022 Kentucky Derby

Neck-and-neck horse rivalries to watch, the Baffert ban effect, and hot tips from the all-knowing Bluegrass Wise Man

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Style & Fashion

Derby Hats and Derby Style Return to Churchill Downs

After a year without spectators, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks welcomed back fans—and with them came fabulous fascinators and colorful fashions. Photographer Nerissa Sparkman captured the scene


Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Unusual Kentucky Derby

What to look for at this Saturday’s much-anticipated running


Julep Season Lives On

A DIY take on Kentucky’s signature sip

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G&G Party Pics

Charleston Derby Social

G&G and Maker’s Mark host a Kentucky Derby viewing party in Charleston, South Carolina

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G&G Party Pics

Austin Derby Social

G&G and Maker’s Mark host a Kentucky Derby viewing party in Austin, Texas

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The Best Kentucky Derby Hats of 2019

There may have been controversy on the track at the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but there was no disputing spectators’ style at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby Day races. From floral fascinators to head-to-tow looks, fashion was the undisputed winner. Photographer Nerissa Sparkman captured some of the weekend’s best looks


Tips for Betting the 145th Kentucky Derby

ESPN senior researcher Chris “The Bear” Fallica shares a few historical trends to keep in mind before this year’s Run for the Roses

Arts & Culture

Kentucky Derby by the Numbers

Highlights from one hundred forty-five years of history

How to Survive the Kentucky Derby

Everything you need to know to master the Run for the Roses


A Look Inside Air Horse One

How Thoroughbreds travel first-class to the Kentucky Derby

Ask G&G

Kentucky Trifecta

Bourbon wars, Derby nerves,
and Bluegrass shade


It’s Time for a Mint Julep

Leading up to the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports, celebrate Mint Julep Month with Garden & Gun and Maker’s Mark

Arts & Culture

Justify Was Special from the Start

Long before he won the Triple Crown, the Kentucky-bred horse showed promise. Plus more news from around the South.

Kentucky Derby hats
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Fabulous Hats at Churchill Downs

Photographer Nerissa Sparkman captured these spectacular styles at the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks over the weekend, proving again that sometimes the best action is off the track

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The Next Generation of Derby Contenders

Adorable alert: These new Thoroughbred foals at a Lexington horse farm might be tomorrow’s Run for the Roses racers

Arts & Culture

This Year’s Top Derby Hats

G&G debuts a spring 2018 collaboration with milliner Louise Green