Road to the Roses

Road to the Roses by Ben Vining @doubleplay9   Prep Race Recap Arkansas Derby The Arkansas Derby took place over the weekend and was the final major KY Derby prep of the season. What a race it was, however ugly it may have seemed visually. Classic Empire, the two-year-old champ of 2016, has had a…

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Road to the Roses 

Road to the Roses by Ben Vining @doubleplay9 After three more prep races for this year’s KY Derby the picture that is developing is a blurry one. I’m having a hard time visualizing a winner at this point, but that’s what makes handicapping the KY Derby a joy. Two more preps remain, but only one…

Road to the Roses

Road to the Roses by Ben Vining @doubleplay9  The Kentucky Derby Championship Series is in full swing and the greatest horses in the world are fighting for a chance to run in the world’s greatest race. Contenting horses earn their way into the Derby by gaining points through their performance in designated “prep races”. I…

#BBN Criminal Activity Needs to Stop

By: Damon Stinson (@damonstinson45) I can usually ignore it. Sometimes even laugh about it. Most of the time I just roll my eyes and go on about my awesome life. But not this time. Not today. I’ve had it. Moving away from Kentucky 14 years ago was great in the sense that I could now…

Donovan Mitchell will declare for NBA Draft

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting that Donovan Mitchell will declare for the NBA draft, but that he will not hire an agent. This leaves the door open for Mitchell to return to UofL. If he were to sign with an agent, there would be no chance of coming back. So until that happens, we still…