The preliminary race before Baltimore's Preakness is this Saturday. You may not be able to be there live for it but through the magic of the internet, you can have your own celebration.
At Churchill Downs' site, there is a plethora of information from horses, jockeys, wagering and derby history. There is even a virtual tour of Churchill Down with 360 views from clubhouse to bleachers.
If you need ideas and recipes for an at home derby party, Pinterest has a bunch of suggestions. There are recipes for various flavors of mint juleps, bourbon ice tea, and derby pie. I like the crock pot bourbon glazed kielbasi which may not sound too Kentuckian but definitely sounds like East Baltimore.
Now, forget the real race. Build your own race online at Horseracegame.com and you can decide the best Derby horse. With over 4,000 of the world's best horses built to emulate their true racing attributes, you can have unlimited hours of enjoyment matching the world's best champions against each other at over 100 racetracks worldwide including European and Australian tracks, a dozen different racing surfaces and virtually every racing distance imaginable. Here is your chance to find out which horse really deserves to be called horse racing's greatest sprinter or which filly or mare deserves the title of best female horse of all time. You will determine who really is the greatest race horse ever.
This online computer horse racing game can accurately simulate a horse race. Our unique pace, running style, speed/stamina consumption and jockey intelligence algorithms cannot be found in any other simulated horse game available. Horse racing fans have access to over 4,000 champion race horses accurately portrayed in this celebration of the Sport of Kings.
If you want to actually see or hear the race, it can be done Saturday May 3 4:00 - 7:00 PM ET on NBC.
Kentucky Derby 140 for the radio is 5-7 pm. ET Sirius 93 / XM 208.
Then there is TwinSpires.com and TwinSpiresTV. Catch free race replays anytime through TwinSpiresTV and watch all the action live on TwinSpiresTV while you place your winning Kentucky Derby wager from the comfort of your home.