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    Okay racing fans, step right up to the Kentucky Derby hype by checking out these five sites to get your thoroughbread juices flowing for tomorrow's big race:

www.kentuckyderby.com

Official site since 96 run by Churchill downs is basically what the media uses for this race as well as a data storage for all past race info. This year it has new YouTube links. You can see this years contenders during their workouts or past races.

www.drf.com

Stands for Daily Racing Form, which is a wealth of info previously only available in printed magazines for horse racing afficianodos. Lots of links and previews of contenders. If you want deep inside info, there is a fee.

www.bloodhorse.com

North America's most viewed thoroughbred site. This site is based on a magazine over a hundred years old based on tradition of the sport and updated daily on the developments of horse racing around the world.

www.thoroughbredtimes.com

Racing news from around the world including profiles of horses and jockeys for either the expert or the novice. This is the equivalent to Baseball America for MLB fans as a database site.

www.coourier-journal.com

This site has a sub-site dedicated completely to the Kentucky Derby. This is the local newspaper for Louisville where the race is held and its a monthlong festival there. If you want to know whats going on with the hoopla around the venue, this is the place.

 

 

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