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Inside the Kentucky Derby

Welcome to Inside the Kentucky Derby your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide you with detailed recaps of the prep races along the Road to the Kentucky as well as preview all upcoming points races. The two along with various industry guests, also dive into the odds to give you experts insights on the field for upcoming races. You will be in the know by the time the field is set for the run for the roses on the first Saturday in May.

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Around the Downs: Kentucky Derby and Oaks Update with Tony Calo
Joining the show today is the newest Churchill Downs Racing Analyst Tony Calo. He joins the team to discuss the latest updates from here at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders. Tony has been a longtime track announcer at Fingerlakes. Darren and KK discuss the Tony’s earliest memories of horse racing and highlight some of his favorite moments throughout his career in racing. Inside the Kentucky Derby: Around the Downs is a is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide a series of interviews with the people who work behind the scenes to make the Most Exiting Two Minutes in Sports happen. Inside the Kentucky Derby is presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
26:28 4/25/24
Around the Downs with Scott and Doug Davenport
Joining the show today are Scott and Doug Davenport coaches of Bellarmine University’s Men’s Basketball team. As Louisville natives, Scott and Doug provide insight about their relationship with the city of Louisville and what the Kentucky Derby means to them having grown up in the city blocks away from Churchill Downs. Darren and KK discuss the coaches’ earliest memories of the derby and highlight some of their favorite moments of being at Churchill Downs.Inside the Kentucky Derby: Around the Downs is a is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide a series of interviews with the people who work behind the scenes to make the Most Exiting Two Minutes in Sports happen. Inside the Kentucky Derby is presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
79:05 4/17/24
Lexington Stakes Recap
The preference list for the 150th Kentucky Derby is complete following the running of the Lexington Stakes. Encino needed a win plus a scratch to make it into the top-20 for the Derby starting gate and he got both this weekend! Darren and KK analyze the performance from Encino and they discuss the potential scenarios for the Kentucky Derby including some potential movement from horses on the preference list. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
14:41 4/15/24
Lexington Stakes Preview
There will be a lot of moving parts throughout the next three weeks until the Kentucky Derby, but Saturday’s Lexington Stakes is a major part of deciding who’s in and who’s out of this year’s field. Contenders Hades and Encino currently sit on the bubble of Kentucky Derby contention. Both needing the win on Saturday to either get in or keep their hopes of qualifing for entry in the Derby starting gate. Darren and KK dive into the race to analyze their chances as well as the rest of the race field and give you their picks for the last race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby! Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
19:29 4/11/24
Blue Grass, Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby Recap
The penultimate weekend of Championship Series races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby did not disappoint. Stronghold, Sierra Leone, and Resilience all punched their ticket to the starting gate for the 150th Kentucky Derby. Darren and KK analyze the performances in the Blue Grass, Wood Memorial, and Santa Anita Derby and look ahead to their upcoming training for the Kentucky Derby. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
25:38 4/8/24
Blue Grass, Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby Preview
Although Darren is still on Spring Break, KK is joined by Churchill Downs handicapping analyst Kaitlin Free. A lot is on tap for the last week of the Kentucky Derby 100 point prep races.  Blue Grass Stakes in Lexington at Keeneland on Saturday.Wood Memorial in New York at Aqueduct on Saturday.Santa Anita Derby in California at Santa Anita on Saturday.The final Derby Wager Future Pool is available until Sunday at 4 PM ET.Stay up to date with us on the Kentucky Derby website for the penultimate weekend of Road to the Kentucky Derby races across the country. Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the 'Inside the Kentucky Derby' on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | RSSAlso, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content.
54:07 4/4/24
Florida, Arkansas, and UAE Derby Recap
A clear derby favorite is in place after a weekend full of Championship Series Races. Fierceness stood out amongst the pack after collecting 100 points in a victory in the Florida Derby. Forever Young (JPN) shipped to Dubai and is the latest Japanese horse to win the UAE Derby. KK is joined by Churchill Downs Track Announcer Travis Stone to the performances from the Florida, Arkansas and UAE Derby and look ahead to what we could expect from the contenders moving forward. Plus, they review the changes on the leaderboard to project where the current contenders stand. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
26:47 4/1/24
Florida, Arkansas, and UAE Derby Preview
Three major Championship Series races will be run this weekend that will dramatically impact the potential field for the first Saturday in May. The Arkansas Derby, Florida Derby and UAE Derby play key roles in the Road to the Kentucky Derby. All three races are 100-point races to the winner and will help the contender punch their ticket to the Kentucky Derby starting gate. Darren and KK dive into the race to analyze the race field and give you their picks for these races! Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
54:40 3/27/24
Louisiana Derby & Jeff Ruby Steaks Recap
It was a busy weekend of races including two Championship Races, the finale of the Japan Road to the Derby. Catching Freedom has punched his ticket to the derby starting gate with his last to first rally in the Louisiana Derby. Endlessly also jumped up the leaderboard after taking home the victory in the Jeff Ruby Steaks earning an additional 50 points on the Road to the Derby. Darren and KK analyze Catching Freedom and Endlessly’s performance and look ahead to what we could expect from them moving forward. Plus, they look at the upcoming slate of races on the Road to the Derby schedule. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
24:54 3/25/24
Louisiana Derby & Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview
The Lousiana Derby and Jeff Ruby Steaks offer wagerers two great fields and give Kentucky Derby fans an idea of who the top competitors will be entering the starting on the first Saturday in May. Darren and KK give their analysis, picks and add context to the two races. Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the 'Inside the Kentucky Derby' on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | RSSAlso, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content.
44:49 3/20/24
Future Wager Preview
No Prep Races? No Problem! Darren and KK give us a preview of what to expect for Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 5 and Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pool 1. This will be bettors first opportunity to pick their Longines Kentucky Oaks winner and their second to last opportunity to pick their Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve winner. Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool 5 time: Open | 12:00 PM ETCloses | 6:00 PM ETKentucky Oaks Future Wager pool 1 time: Opens | 12:00 PM ET Closes | 6:30 PM ETSubscribe to the podcast by looking for the 'Inside the Kentucky Derby' on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | RSSAlso, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content
34:23 3/14/24
Tampa Bay Derby Recap
 Darren and KK give their analysis of a slow-paced Tampa Bay Derby. This race was the last 50-point race of the Championship Series of races. Trainer Chad Brown already has a top Kentucky Derby (G1) contender in Sierra Leone, and stablemate Domestic Product just boosted his own profile in Saturday’s $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G3). Darren and KK share their insights on the race and Darren shares his five words to describe the race.  
14:18 3/11/24
Tampa Bay Derby Preview
The Tampa Bay Derby stands as the lone Road to the Derby Race on the docket this weekend. It is the last 50-point race of the Championship Series. Two key horses in the running on Saturday include Sam F. Davis winner, No More Time and Holy Bull runner up Domestic Product. Darren and KK dive into the race to analyze the race field and give you their picks for these races! Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
38:13 3/7/24
Recapping the Fountain of Youth, Gotham, San Felipe and John Battaglia
It was a busy weekend of races including three Championship Races, the finale of the prep series of races which concluded with some shuffling on the leaderboard. Dornoch, became the big winner of the weekend with a victory in the Fountain of Youth moving him up to second on the leaderboard. Darren and KK analyze Dornoch, Deterministic, and Encino’s performance and look ahead to what we could expect from them moving forward. Plus, they look at the upcoming slate of races on the Road to the Derby schedule. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
28:30 3/4/24
Contenders Return for Championship Series Races
A huge weekend of Road to the Kentucky Derby races will have major impacts on the leaderboard. There are three Championship Series races in the Gotham, Fountain of Youth and San Felipe as well as the John Battaglia Memorial which closes the prep race season. Within these races we will see the return of some familiar contender names including Dornoch and Locked returning for the Fountain of Youth. There are plenty of points on the line this weekend but don’t worry, Darren and KK are here to analyze the race fields and give you their picks for these races!  Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
63:52 3/1/24
Rebel Recap
Timberlake finds himself atop the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard after a win in the Rebel earning himself 50 points in his latest victory. With a new favorite on the leaderboard, Darren and KK analyze Timberlake’s performance to start his 3-year-old campaign and look ahead to what we could expect from him moving forward. Plus, they look at the upcoming slate of races on the Road to the Derby schedule. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
26:21 2/26/24
Rebel Preview
The Championship Series continues on the Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby with the running of the Rebel at Oaklawn Park. This race will feature the return of Timberlake who won the Champagne and finished fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. The Risen Star has produced a few derby winners over the years including most recently 2015 triple crown winner American Pharoah . With 50 points on the line for Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Darren and KK analyze the field to give you, their picks for this race! Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
38:56 2/22/24
Risen Star Recap
 Sierra Leone outduels Track Phantom in the Risen Star earning himself 50 points to his resume and vaulting him up the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. With a new favorite on the leaderboard Darren and KK analyze Sierra Leone’s performance and look ahead to what we could expect from him moving forward. Plus, they look at the upcoming slate of races on the Road to the Derby schedule and recapped Future Wager 4. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
39:55 2/19/24
Risen Star Preview
The Championship Series begins on the Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby with the running of the Risen Star. This race has produced 3 derby winners throughout the years and 3 starters in last year’s Kentucky Derby. The Risen Star stands to be a big preview for the Louisiana Derby with a strong field of contenders. With 50 points on the line for Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Darren and KK analyze the field to give you, their picks for this race! Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
42:02 2/15/24
Sam F. Davis Recap
No More Time took home the win in the Sam F. Davis earning himself 20 points to his resume and vaulting him up the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. Darren and KK breakdown No More Time’s performance and look ahead to what we could expect from him moving forward. Plus, they look at the upcoming slate of races on the Road to the Derby schedule and preview Future Wager 4. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
23:21 2/12/24
Sam F. Davis Preview
The Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby continues in Florida at Tampa Bay for the Sam F. Davis. This prep race is a good preview into the Tampa Bay Derby on the Championship Series of races. The Sam F. Davis features an interesting field of horses led by a few Todd Pletcher trainees looking to earn 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Darren and KK analyze the field to give you, their picks!Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
55:41 2/8/24
Recapping the Withers, Holy Bull, Robert B. Lewis and Southwest Stakes
The Road to the Kentucky Derby was packed with action the past weekend. Darren and KK breakdown the performances from prep races including the upsets of current points leader Fieceness in the Holy Bull by Hades. As well as big wins by, Mystik Dan in the Southwest Stakes and Uncle Heavy in the Withers. All of the winners added 20 points to their Kentucky Derby resume. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
31:16 2/5/24
A Superfecta of Prep Race Previews
After some rescheduling, The Road to the Kentucky Derby continues with a huge week of racing. Four key stakes races take place this weekend with the Holy Bull, Robert B. Lewis, Withers, and Southwest Stakes. Each race has the potential to earn 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Darren and KK analyze the field to give you, their picks!Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!
75:08 2/1/24
Lecomte Stakes Recap
Fair Grounds was the scene this past weekend for the latest Road to the Kentucky Derby Race. Track Phantom took home the win in the Lecomte earning himself 20 points to his resume and vaulting him up the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. Darren and KK breakdown Track Phantom’s performance and look ahead to what we could expect from him moving forward. Plus they look at the upcoming slate of races on the Road to the Derby schedule. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!Join our new social media contest #MyDerbyMemory on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to the 150th Kentucky Derby! View the rules and current entries!
36:46 1/22/24
Lecomte Stakes Preview
The Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby continues with the second major points race at Fairgrounds in the Lecomte Stakes. There is also the opening of Future Wager Pool 3 this weekend. The Lecomte Stakes features a strong field of horses looking to earn 20 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Darren and KK analyze the field to give you, their picks!Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!Join our new social media contest #MyDerbyMemory on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to the 150th Kentucky Derby! View the rules and current entries!
55:41 1/18/24
Holiday Break Recap
After some rest and recuperation during the holidays, Darren and KK are back to recap recent races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. There were three races to end 2023 and start 2024 that they covered including Gun Runner, Smarty Jones, and Jerome. They also discuss the latest news about the Kentucky Derby and some upcoming dates on the road.Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!Join our new social media contest #MyDerbyMemory on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to the 150th Kentucky Derby! View the rules and current entries!
30:39 1/12/24
Holiday Season Prep Race Previews
It’s the holiday season and what better gift is there than multiple prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Before they take a break for the holidays, Darren and KK preview the Springboard Mile, Los Alamitos Futurity and Gun Runner. Stretching across the U.S., these three races award 10 points each for the winner and will continue to add contenders to the leaderboard. Along with these race previews, Darren and KK analyze the potential field to give you their picks!Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the horses in the field, betting favorites, and the storylines on the upcoming stakes races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!Join our new social media contest #MyDerbyMemory on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to win tickets to the 150th Kentucky Derby! View the rules and current entries!
46:59 12/14/23
Remsen Stakes Recap
Dornoch took home 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with his win in the Remsen Stakes. He is the full brother of Kentucky Derby 149 winner Mage and is now on the early leaderboard for the 150th Kentucky Derby. Darren and KK discuss what they saw in this exciting prep race and some of the other participants and where we might see them next on their path to the Kentucky Derby. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content! Enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Derby Experience for the 150th Kentucky Derby in 2024.
22:28 12/4/23
Remsen Stakes Preview
 Two-year-old thoroughbreds begin to stretch their distances as they take on the 1 1/8 mile Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct this Saturday. This is an early chance to see which horses have the durability for the First Saturday in May. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Kevin Kerstein and Kaitilin Free provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!Enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Derby Experience for the 150th Kentucky Derby in 2024.
27:45 11/30/23
Kentucky Jockey Club Recap
Honor Marie closed out the last prep race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs with a victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club. This victory secured Whit Beckman trained product 10 points a spot in the top portion of the leaderboard. Darren and KK discuss what they saw in this early prep race and some of the other participants and where we might see them next on their path to the Kentucky Derby. Inside the Kentucky Derby is your home for exciting news, stories and insights from the people inside of historic Churchill Downs Racetrack. Hosts Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein provide in-depth analysis of the most recent derby prep races from around the globe. They keep you up to date on the recent points earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.Subscribe to the podcast by looking for the "Inside the Kentucky Derby" on your favorite podcast app. Inside the Kentucky Derby will be streaming twice a week during the Road to Derby and covering all the news surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.Also, make sure you subscribe to the Kentucky Derby YouTube channel to see our Road to the Kentucky Derby video series, classic races, and more great Derby video content!Enter for a chance to win the Ultimate Derby Experience for the 150th Kentucky Derby in 2024.
25:40 11/27/23