horseracing

5.19.16

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.

4.10.16

Pints, Plaid Suits, and Wads of Cash: An American Explores Britain's Most Infamous Horse Race

The big race—the actual Grand National, in which the greatest horses and jockeys in the UK will compete to take home about $777,000—is minutes away, and I still haven't figured out why everybody cares so much about it.

11.5.14

An Obituary For The Melbourne Cup's Dead Horses

In the wake of yesterday's sad day of racing, we look back at the sad and weirdly engineered lives of Admire Rakti and Araldo.