Kentucky Derby


Kentucky Derby-Winning Trainer Bob Baffert Listens to Post Malone Every Day

Apparently, the trainer of Preakness hopeful Justify is really big into "Psycho" by the face-tattooed white rapper.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Gronkowski to Race in Kentucky Derby

There's a horse in southwest London who is headed to Kentucky. His name is Gronk... owski.
Liam Daniel Pierce
horse racing

Always Dreaming Takes It: 143rd Kentucky Derby Favorite Wins for Fifth Year in a Row

Jockey John Velazquez accepted the roses for the second time in his career.
Liam Daniel Pierce

A Horse Named After Noah Syndergaard Is Now a Kentucky Derby Favorite

And apparently, there are all kinds of horses named after Mets. Per The New York Times, there's a Cespedes, a DeGrom and a Mr. Met.
Liam Daniel Pierce

Horses Homeboykris and Pramedya Die at Preakness Stakes

The incident brings into relief the ethical issues of pushing animals to their limit, when they have no agency.
Liam Daniel Pierce
Kentucky Derby

How a Las Vegas Sports Betting Legend Spends Horse Racing's Biggest Weekend

Once upon a time, Alan "Dink" Denkenson was one of the biggest illegal bookmakers in America. Today, he's a professional gambler in Las Vegas, and we tagged along as he prepared for the Kentucky Derby.
David Hill
grand tito

Kentucky Derby Horse Injures Itself Because, Ultimately, it is a Dumb Animal

Should we even call this a sport anymore?
Liam Daniel Pierce
Churchill Downs

VICE Sports Q&A: Legendary Jockey Gary Stevens on Ponies, Pills, and Racing at 53

Before he returns to Churchill Downs this Satruday for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Gary Stevens sits down for a wide-ranging conversation on his historic career in horse racing and the challenges he's overcome to still be riding at 53.
Larry Burnett

VICE Sports World News Roundup: May 3, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
year in review

American Pharoah Was Born to Breed

American Pharoah will always be remembered as a Triple Crown winner. But if all goes according to plan, his real career as a stud is only just starting.
Katie Lamb

Children's Go-Kart Racing Is Decadent and Depraved

The Malibu Grand Prix is where weekend dads take their biological sons to kill just enough time to reassure themselves that they still have a say in their child’s development. However, each dead-eyed soul in that cavern knew no amount of air hockey...
Josh Androsky

The Kentucky Derby... On Acid!

We could barely catch a glimpse of the horses as they pounded past on the wet earth. She had this terrifyingly blank look on her face, and she said, “The ground was shaking underneath me... so this little courtyard here suddenly became the ocean, and I...
Amira Asad