Points of origin

Olmert, M.
May 1988
Smithsonian;May88, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p36
The popular Kentucky Derby might have been the Kentucky Bunbury. This name came about because in 1780 Edward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby and Sir Charles Bunbury, a friend and fellow breeder of fine horses had just found a new race for three-year-olds and flipped a coin over whose name it should bear; Other information about the race from its inception to the present.


Related Articles

  • `Spend a Buck' wins Kentucky Derby.  // Newsweek;5/13/1985, Vol. 105 Issue 19, p67 

    `Spend a Buck' wins Kentucky Derby, ridden by brilliant jockey Angel Cordero. Spend a Buck's domination was impressive because he entered racing's biggest event as an outsider, a brash poor kid on racing's millionaire's row. Article traces the horse's winning ways. See also (Time, 5/13/85,...

  • And good luck, too. Herrera, Philip // Town & Country;Apr98, Vol. 152 Issue 5215, p58 

    Reports on the Kentucky Derby's adoption of a lottery system that permits trainers to select their horses' post positions.

  • Pick of the shutter. Nation, John // Louisville Magazine;May97, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p40 

    Presents photographs of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky from 1977-1996.

  • Guys in hats and dolls with cigars.  // Louisville Magazine;May97, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p62 

    Presents photographs of guys in hats and women with cigars in the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Horse power. Howard, Lucy; Cerio, Gregory // Newsweek;5/9/1994, Vol. 123 Issue 19, p8 

    Handicaps the main contenders in next Saturday's 120th Kentucky Derby. Comments on Holy Bull, Brocco, Southern Rhythm, Go for Gin, Tabasco Cat and Strodes Creek.

  • Straight from the horse's mouth. Sellers, Amy Jackson // Louisville Magazine;Apr98, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p30 

    Focuses on the author's aversion to the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. Author's interest in horse racing even during her childhood; Author's attitude during Derby parties.

  • Wheeling dealing. McCafferty, Bonnie L. // Louisville Magazine;Apr98, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p33 

    Offers funny tips on coping with the traffic during the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. Practicing how to drive like a bus or cab driver.

  • Stars in the Skye. Reeves, Rhonda // Louisville Magazine;Apr98, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p63 

    Focuses on the celebrities seen at the Churchill Downs racetrack during the 1997 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky. Categories of celebrities seen during the event; Difficulty encountered by the media people.

  • The Kentucky Derby julep jubilee. Strode, W. // Town & Country;May89, Vol. 143 Issue 5108, p208 

    Photo essay of spectators at the Kentucky Derby.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics