If you’re off to the races for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, here’s what you’ll encounter. The most exciting two minutes in sports still smells of dirt, mint and tradition.
In the year since winning the Triple Crown and 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic, American Pharoah has received international accolades.
At certain times on the calendar the volume and quality of sport on offer to fans and competitors alike overflows the capacity for any single person to absorb. It is an embarrassment of riches and at present we are in the midst of one such bonanza of events. Where to begin?
Unbeaten Nyquist is the favorite, and is looking to get another step closer to making horse racing history.
It's actually up to the horse's kids.
Forty-eight years ago, Bill MacPhail, then in charge of sports at CBS, signed a deal with the US Tennis Open to carry its tennis matches, men's and women's, on the CBS network. That deal died last year and in 2015 you'll have to watch them on ESPN.
Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.