Talk Racing To Me with Naomi – EP72 KY Derby history with Jennifer Kelly

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know and more about the Kentucky Derby!

Freelance turf writer and author Jennifer Kelly, who has written about Sir Barton, the first ever Triple Crown winner, and has a book coming out in the spring of 2023 on Gallant Fox and his son Omaha, joined Naomi.

A variety of topics were addressed:
Why is the KY Derby always (nearly always) run on the first Saturday in May?
When did the term Triple Crown become popular?
How did the field sizes fluctuate and become regulated over the decades?
How have the fillies fared over the years?
Time records and the story of Sham
The difference between the inaugural distance and current 1m1/4

This is the show to get you in a DERBY STATE OF MIND

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