Kentucky Derby

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Arts & Culture

Dazzling Hats and More at Churchill Downs

Photographer Nerissa Sparkman captured the best looks at the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks this weekend, once more proving the race is only part of the show

Arts & Culture

The Kentucky Derby Vs. the King’s Coronation

A look at the key similarities and differences between the hat-filled, horse-powered to-dos going down on both sides of the pond on Saturday


Racetrack Pie

Kick off Derby weekend with a pistachio chess pie mingled with bitter chocolate


Marigold Banana Pudding

The House of Marigold shares its own Derby-day delight


Pineapple Butter Cake with Bourbon Ginger Mint Glaze

Fresh fruit and libations combine in a spin on a Kentucky favorite

Food & Drink

Spreadable Deviled Egg Salad

A Bluegrass State chef shares his modern take on a classic Kentucky Derby recipe

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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

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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