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Churchill Downs

138th Kentucky Derby

The first leg of the Triple Crown begins Saturday, May 5th with the annual "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Grammy Award winning singer Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem prior to running of the 138th Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions by Nusser, Susan — Nusser takes readers inside the excitement and suspense behind the scenes at one of Kentucky's biggest breeding farms; revealing the money, dedication, and expertise that go into producing Derby hopefuls and the world's fastest racehorses.

And They're Off!

Who will win the Run for the Roses in the 136th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs?  Lookin At Lucky, Sidney's Candy, Devil May Care or the long shot Make Music for Me. Tune in Saturday on NBC for the fastest two minutes of sports and find out. In the meantime, visit CPL for a taste of racing fever with books such as Two Minutes to Glory : The Official History of the Kentucky Derby , The 10 Best Kentucky Derbies and the new soon to be movie !