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Horse Racing: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News

But it’s not just whether you think you deserve the top job, it’s whether your board of directors thinks you deserve it.

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York’s South Street Seaport. Held annually in July and August, it attracts thousands of Italians and foreign visitors.

Publisher of “Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet Newsletter” and award-winning author

Author of European travel guidebooks and host of travel shows on public television and public radio

Rattling around late at night in an empty Siena, I found myself curbside at the craziest horse race in the world, the Palio. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. Kentucky’s native spirit, bourbon, is proudly boosted around the region.

Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. You just might begin to understand why the rich, famous and enlightened love it.

Ian Spanier

Carey Beth Elder

AOL Alpha marketing, editorial and content creator. An eager crowd watches in awe as she proceeds to swallow roughly a foot-and-a…

Jay Scott

Rick Steves

Let’s be honest, for most people, horse racing will always be a niche, exclusive sport. “I’ll be right back.” And with that, he handed me the lead rope attached to the halter of Secretariat, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973.

Jack Choros

Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. The Kentucky Derby brings the best horses …

“Here, hold the horse,” said the aging groom. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.

Co-Executive Director, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Lexington is horse country in every sense of the word and, on my drive from the airport, I was enthralled with the spectacular scenery: the rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Blue Grass region with pretty red barns, fields and meadows.

At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. Hold on to your gnocchi!. I even saw Secretariat win the Triple Crown, the Holy Grail of horse racing.

Siena’s Palio is one of the most difficult and ancient bareback horse races in the world with origins dating back centuries. The city by that name is well worth visiting, but it is in the surrounding hillsides that you find the soul of the place, especially between April and October. Queso lover, Auburn Tiger, Southern by nature, San Francisco by nurture.

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than “pretty good.”

John Mariani

The prized derby is this weekend in Churchill Downs and hat makers everywhere are having their yearly rush. This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.

Award-Winning photographer/author, in LA from NY. It’s steeped in history.

CEO of 21c Museum Hotel, Hermitage Grand Gala host, passionate contemporary art collector/world traveler, avid combined driving competitor

I love to entertain and inspire others through my stories.

Danny Katz

Photographer, writer, philanthropist, retired hedge fund manager

Felix Francis is the son of the late Dick Francis, who was the bestselling author of more than 40 mystery novels.

I saw my first Belmont Stakes in 1972 when Riva Ridge prevailed by seven lengths.

A woman steps into the spotlight. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. If you’re open-minded however, watch the Kentucky Derby this year. For him, there is no “one” subject that he photographs; he chooses to shoot what he sees.

Steve Wilson

If it’s springtime in America, there are few places lovelier to be than Lexington, Kentucky. We went again the following year to majestic Belmont Park and every year after that for the next 15 years to see the Belmont Stakes

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