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The secret Latin American history of the Kentucky Derby

E. Gabrielle Kuenzli, University of South Carolina This Triple Crown season, which opens on May 4 with the Kentucky Derby, horses with Latin American bloodlines...

Can Seabiscuit’s DNA explain his elite racing ability?

Steven Tammariello, Binghamton University, State University of New York Seabiscuit was not an impressive-looking horse. He was considered quite lazy, preferring to eat and sleep...

Touch forms the foundation of the powerful human-horse relationship

Keri Brandt Off, Fort Lewis College Two recent films, “Lean on Pete” and “The Rider,” explore the transformative quality of human-horse relationships. Both films...

From the Middle East to the Kentucky Derby, the mint julep...

Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University The Kentucky Derby is about more than horses and hats. It’s also where one of the South’s favorite cocktails –...

How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby

Katherine Mooney, Florida State University When the horses enter the gate for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Louisiana, Mexico,...

Are the high-rolling quants of horse racing our friends or foes?

Alexander Munk, University of Michigan and Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan From Wall Street to politics, quantitative analysts (or quants) are revolutionizing much of the...

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