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Paths to the Kentucky Derby since 1990

It’s easy to focus on Derby contenders final prep, but what about their entire 3-year-old prep season? We use data visualizations to show the paths of Kentucky Derby winners going back to 1990.

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The Major Prep Factor

Discover which prep races have produced the most Kentucky Derby winners and what that means for this year’s contenders.

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Geek Out: Mining Derby Data

Part of the fun of handicapping the Kentucky Derby is the awesome potential for geeking out on stats, which just might lead you to the winner.

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Race Day Basics

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Rooting vs. Wagering

The gambler’s head does not always jive with the racing fan’s heart. It’s good to recognize that rooting for and gambling on horses can sometimes be two different things.

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How to Watch a Race

While watching a race may seem like a no-brainer, there’s a definite skill involved to ensure that you’re seeing as much of the race as possible.

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