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BloodHorse.com: The Place to go for the best Kentucky Derby Week Coverage

Lexington, Ky. – April 27 – The “greatest two minutes in sports” will be preceded by the greatest week in sports at BloodHorse.com. With expanded video segments, including live streaming video on Derby Day, and our award-winning news, BloodHorse.com has you covered throughout Derby week! BloodHorse.com’s coverage of Derby week begins today, breaking from the gate with a thundering fury for a week-long stretch run of fresh perspective, insightful “on-the-spot” reporting, exclusive video coverage, exhaustive “wire-to-wire” news and breaking information, and the best blogs and most memorable photographs in the business. The 24/7 coverage on BloodHorse.com offers Thoroughbred racing fans and industry professionals comprehensive and timely coverage of the people and horses and events surrounding the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Highlights of BloodHorse.com’s Kentucky Derby week coverage include:

“Derby Day Live” - Streaming Video from Churchill Downs

In partnership with WLEX-TV (Lexington’s NBC Affiliate), BloodHorse.com will offer live streaming video from historic Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 2. Local coverage begins at 9:00 a.m. ET and will be available until 4:00 p.m. Sit back, relax, and enjoy live Kentucky Derby coverage all day on BloodHorse.com.

“Morning Line” Live Blog

A fan-favorite, “The Morning Line” returns, this time as a live blog. Beginning on Monday, April 27, Evan Hammonds and other Blood-Horse staff members will chat live from Churchill Downs from 11:00 a.m. to noon ET each day. On Saturday, May 2, BloodHorse.com will also host a live chat from Churchill Downs from noon until 4:00 p.m. ET. The Blood-Horse team will check in throughout the day with observations and “on the scene” highlights from their various vantage points around Churchill Downs. This is your chance to gear up for the Kentucky Derby race with the rest of the BloodHorse.com community.

Daily Episodes of HRTV’s “Pursuit of the Crown”

BloodHorse.com will feature HRTV's Kentucky Derby informative and engaging preview show, “Pursuit of the Crown,” from the shadows of the Twin Spires each day. HRTV's experienced and entertaining stable of hosts and analysts—including Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, the winner of three Kentucky Derbys; Laffit Pincay III, Jeff Siegel, and Scott Hazelton—will be on hand to complement HRTV's comprehensive team coverage. “Pursuit of the Crown” is sponsored by Spendthrift Farm.

Exclusive Video from Churchill Downs

Get a behind-the-scenes feel for the anticipation and excitement leading up to the Derby. Watch candid interviews, analysis, and exclusive video from the morning works, and enjoy a daily news minute with those on the Triple Crown trail. Sponsored by Spendthrift Farm.

Featured Video: Kentucky Derby Winners from the Past

Catch up with some Thoroughbred greats who etched their name in the history books by winning the Kentucky Derby. Fusaichi Pegasus, Thunder Gulch, Smarty Jones, Big Brown, Monarchos, and others! A new video will be posted to the site each day. So be sure to check back often.

When it comes to covering the 2009 Kentucky Derby, BloodHorse.com is the place to go for the best Derby and Derby Week coverage. For more information visit BloodHorse.com.

About BloodHorse.com:

BloodHorse.com was voted the #1 horse industry Web site in 2007, 2005, and 2002 by the American Horse Publications Association, and was previously selected as a Top Seven Equestrian Web site by Forbes magazine. It is the preferred choice of industry professionals and racing enthusiasts alike for up-to-the-minute racing news and information. From award-winning, comprehensive editorial to fan-favorite Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown Mania channels and the engaging BloodHorse.com “Talkin’ Horses” weekly feature, there is something for all Thoroughbred racing professionals and enthusiasts. BloodHorse.com is operated by Blood-Horse Publications, the Thoroughbred industry’s foremost publishing company. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Blood-Horse, the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine; the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; The Blood-Horse MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications, and TrueNicks.com.

To view up-to-the-minute news and information on your mobile Internet device, visit mobile.BloodHorse.com.

To receive the latest news and important information from BloodHorse.com via RSS feed, visit: http://www.BloodHorse.com/RSS


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