This week on Studio 9 we celebrate everything Kentucky Derby from Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino– as the racetrack also wraps up its last week of live racing.
There are few American sporting events with the history and popularity of the Kentucky Derby. From the rich traditions of sipping a mint julep to donning a beautiful hat, the Kentucky Derby celebrates southern culture and the true icon of Americana. It is the longest running sporting even in the United States, dating back to 1875.
Studio 9 this week features Kentucky Derby winning trainer, Chip Woolley, as he recounts his story to help 2009 Kentucky Derby winner “Mine That Bird” make it to the finish line.
We also talk about how you can pick the winners when it comes to the horses. One of the handicapping experts at Sunland Park Racetrack explains the things you need to look out for and how to place your bets.
Plus, we talk Kentucky Derby fashion and how the tradition of dressing up all started; and we show you how to make a Mint Julep! It’s the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby.
There was some Kentucky Derby drama this year. For more information on this year’s winner and why it was controversial, click on this story from NBC Sports: