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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir’s Expertise (And Fashion Sense) Land Them Top Figure Skating Spot for NBC

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir’s Expertise (And Fashion Sense) Land Them Top Figure Skating Spot for NBC

By Pam Wright October 26, 2014

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been promoted from their secondary roles to become the top figure skating broadcast team for NBC. After attracting attention for their rapport and fashion sense at the Sochi Olympics, NBC announced on Wednesday that …

Rosie Napravnik To Ride in Derby, Despite Suspension

“I don’t get nervous. I’m pretty calm.” On Saturday, jockey Rosie Napravnik will attempt to become the first woman to win the Kentucky Derby. However, after Saturday, she will serve a 4-day suspension. Louisville’s Churchill Downs stewards punished Napravnik for …

Kentucky Derby 2014 Kicks Off on Saturday

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday. At 6:24 pm EDT some of the best racehorses from around the world will compete to take home the rose blanket. Derby hopefuls have already begun arriving at …

Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir To Cover Kentucky Derby

The most talked about stars at the 2014 Sochi Olympics were Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, but take note that the two did not compete in any events during the Olympics. The duo captured the audience‚Äôs approval for commentating on …

Tara Lipinski Will Team Up With Johnny Weir Again

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were such a huge hit at this year’s Sochi Olympic Games that the duo have been asked to do some fashion commentary for NBC during the Kentucky Derby. The figure-skating friends gave Olympics viewers a …

Anna Nicole Smith: Daughter Gets Dolled Up Anna Nicole Smith: Daughter Gets Dolled Up

Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn, has made appearances on the Kentucky Derby red carpet before, but this year she outdid herself in the outfit department, and her dad played along. 6-year old Dannielynn must have a fondness for flying nannies, …

Dannielynn Birkhead Dresses Up for the Derby Dannielynn Birkhead Dresses Up for the Derby

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Dannielynn Birkhead, the five-year daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, made a rare appearance at this year’s Kentucky Derby in Louisville. Wearing a flowery hat and a floral dress, the little girl seemed to enjoy her time at …

Kentucky Derby 138: Ky’s Most Exciting Two Minutes Kentucky Derby 138: Ky’s Most Exciting Two Minutes

Dubbed “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, the Kentucky Derby is an event steeped in tradition that draws people from all over the world every year. Kentuckians have grown up with those traditions–which include outrageous hats, cigars, and mint …

Kentucky Derby on Twitter: Picks and Mint Juleps Kentucky Derby on Twitter: Picks and Mint Juleps

The Kentucky Derby is anyone’s race. Unless you get a freak of nature horse like Secretariat, the race could be run over and over again with a different result every time. That doesn’t stop people from using every resource and …

Kentucky Derby News: Robby Albarado Arrested

Tomorrow is the first Saturday in May, and in the state of Kentucky, that only means one thing: The Kentucky Derby. While the race itself takes front and center, the entire weekend–Friday included–is devoted to all things horses, racing, mint …

Windows Phone To Sponsor Kentucky Derby Favorite Windows Phone To Sponsor Kentucky Derby Favorite
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Microsoft wants to give two Kentucky Derby fans Nokia Lumia 900s as part of this year’s Run for the Roses. Ramon Dominguez, who will be in the Derby atop Hansen, the current favorite, will be wearing the Windows Phone logo …

Mary J. Blige Singing National Anthem At Derby
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It was announced today that Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem prior to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. Blige, who has been dubbed the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul”, is scheduled to sing “The Star Spangled …

Kentucky Derby Most “Buzzed” About Of Triple Crown Kentucky Derby Most “Buzzed” About Of Triple Crown

It’s almost the first Saturday in May in Kentucky, which means one thing and one thing only: Horse racing is king for a day. The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow as the Kentucky Derby prepares …

Bing Gears Up For The Kentucky Derby
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The Kentucky Derby is a huge deal for Louisville, Kentucky, with all sorts of people who would otherwise never visit flying in and spending lots of cash.  And the Derby’s at least a noteworthy event for Bing, too, with the folks behind Microsoft’s "decision engine" preparing some special instant answers.

At the time of writing, Google and Yahoo aren’t offering anything similar, which could give Bing a nice edge.  Even if people don’t make a permanent change, they may switch search engines for a day knowing that they’ll get more relevant results.

Churchill Downs Buys Youbet.com For $126 Million

Churchill Downs Inc. (CDI), home of the Kentucky Derby, has agreed to buy online horse wagering firm Youbet.com in a cash-and- stock deal valued at $126.8 million.

The deal would give Churchill Downs over $700 million worth of the $1.4 billion online horse wagering market. Churchill Downs already owns online horse betting site TwinSpires.com.

Engaging with the Kentucky Derby Online
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Not that this comes as a surprise, but the Kentucky Derby is in on the social media game. We’re seeing pretty much every major event become more engaging with the general public. Not unlike the Presidential Inauguration or the NFL Draft, there are plenty of ways to get involved with the Kentucky Derby online as well.

Hulu Taps Rescue Me Star Denis Leary for Kentucky Derby Ad
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Hulu saw a nice jump in viewers after it ran its first television ad during the Super Bowl. That featured Alec Baldwin star of the show 30 Rock, which is available on Hulu.