Kentucky Derby http://wkms.org en Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome to Contend for Triple Crown Championship http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-derby-winner-california-chrome-contend-triple-crown-championship <p><span style="line-height: 200%;">California Chrome's rather easy Kentucky Derby win is once again prompting speculation about a Triple Crown threat.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 200%;">The easy winner, with far fewer dollars invested compared to a typical Derby champion, will head to Maryland</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 200%;">&nbsp;</span><span class="aqj" style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="z-index:-1"><span data-term="goog_436038513" style="z-index:0" tabindex="0">two weeks from now</span></span></span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="line-height: 200%;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 200%;">to compete in the Preakness.</span></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:35:38 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40344 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome to Contend for Triple Crown Championship Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Hopes to Welcome More Derby Competitors One Day http://wkms.org/post/thoroughbred-retirement-farm-hopes-welcome-more-derby-competitors-one-day <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%">The founder of a thoroughbred retirement center in central Kentucky hopes to one day meet some of horses racing at Churchill downs this week.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 19:47:41 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 40295 at http://wkms.org Thoroughbred Retirement Farm Hopes to Welcome More Derby Competitors One Day Constructing the "Garland of Roses" for the Kentucky Derby http://wkms.org/post/constructing-garland-roses-kentucky-derby <p>On Saturday, the winner of the Kentucky Derby will be presented with a beautifully-ornate wreath of roses traditionally known as the Garland of Roses.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the last 28 years, the Garland project has been constructed by a team of florists at the Kroger Company, and Carol&nbsp;</span>Besler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has been there for every one of those 28 years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:16:00 +0000 Rob Canning & Chad Lampe 40269 at http://wkms.org Constructing the "Garland of Roses" for the Kentucky Derby 'Mint Julep' Author Shares Insights on the Official Derby Drink http://wkms.org/post/mint-julep-author-shares-insights-official-derby-drink <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The official drink of tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby is the Kentucky Mint Julep, a drink that includes muddled mint leaves, sugar, ice and about two shots of bourbon served in the glass of your choice, but it’s supposed to be consumed from a silver or pewter cup. It’s a safe assumption that thousands of people will consume a variation of this drink tomorrow.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Rob Canning & Chad Lampe 40267 at http://wkms.org 'Mint Julep' Author Shares Insights on the Official Derby Drink 'Race to the Finish' Derby Party for Children's Art Building in Benton http://wkms.org/post/race-finish-derby-party-childrens-art-building-benton <p>Music by Paducah Jazz Ensemble, food by Chef Kelly Staples, an auction and hat contest! The Marshall County Arts Commission continues to fund raise for its 6,800 square foot Children's Art Activity Center in Benton. Longtime board member and office Ann Riley visits with Kate Lochte&nbsp;on <em>Sounds Good </em>to talk about its 3rd Annual Race to the Finish Derby Party on April 25.</p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:30:21 +0000 Kate Lochte 39257 at http://wkms.org 'Race to the Finish' Derby Party for Children's Art Building in Benton Larry Collmus Is The New Voice of Churchill Downs http://wkms.org/post/larry-collmus-new-voice-churchill-downs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Larry </span>Collmus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be the new race caller at Churchill Downs starting on&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_1814275127" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">April 26</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Among Collmus' duties will be announcing the Kentucky Derby on&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1814275128" tabindex="0">May 3</span>. He becomes the seventh announcer at the historic track.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:55:40 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 38672 at http://wkms.org Larry Collmus Is The New Voice of Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Adding Giant Video Board http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-derby-adding-giant-video-board <p></p><p>Churchill Downs is installing a video board bigger than three basketball courts to make sure everyone attending the Kentucky Derby can actually see the horse race.</p><p>The Louisville track say the more than 15,000-square-foot video board will be installed early next year &mdash; well ahead of the Run for the Roses. The $12 million dollar project is the latest upgrade at the famed track. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:26:08 +0000 The Associated Press 35542 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Derby Adding Giant Video Board Five Years After Eight Belles http://wkms.org/post/five-years-after-eight-belles <P>This week marks the 5-year anniversary of the death of Eight Belles. The second-place finisher in the 2008 Kentucky Derby toppled at the finish line and was euthanized on the track.&nbsp; Kentucky Public Radio's Joseph Lord brings us this look at what's changed in the thoroughbred racing industry since the filly's death.</P> <DIV class=fullattribution><EM><SPAN class=goog_qs-tidbit-0><SPAN class=goog_qs-tidbit-0>Copyright 2013 WFPL-FM. Fri, 03 May 2013 19:18:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 31382 at http://wkms.org Five Years After Eight Belles Stevens Returns to Kentucky Derby http://wkms.org/post/stevens-returns-kentucky-derby <p></p><p>Jockey Gary Stevens is returning to the Kentucky Derby starting gate this year. After seven years of retirement, Stevens will be back in the irons aboard Derby starter Oxbow.</p><p>50-year-old Stevens says he began to feel the urge to return to the saddle about a year and a half ago, and became more serious about a comeback after starting a new training regimen. He says stepping away and working as an NBC racing analyst have given him a fresh perspective. Thu, 02 May 2013 21:07:16 +0000 Rick Howlett (KPR) 31337 at http://wkms.org Stevens Returns to Kentucky Derby 'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party http://wkms.org/post/run-homeless-gentry-house-derby-party <p>Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on<em> Sounds Good </em>to speak with Kate Lochte about the first-annual community Derby Party: Run for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Murray Banquet Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 5:24 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House in Murray. The Gentry House is a homeless/emergency shelter that acts as a safe haven for families with children in Murray and Calloway County. <a href="http://www.gentryhouse.org/">Click here for more about the Gentry House</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:48:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 31211 at http://wkms.org 'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party