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The Official Kentucky Derby iPhone & iPad App

Churchill Downs takes center stage of the sports world on Saturday May 7th for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. If you are looking for a way to keep up with the action, try the new Kentucky Derby iPhone app.

UPDATE: You can find the 2012 version of the app for iPhone and iPad here.

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You’ll get some info on the horses like Trainer, Jockey, and Owner…

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…and photo slideshows of many horses. Unfortunately there aren’t any stats or detailed background on the horses.



We found that some of the videos did not play, while others played fine. It was also a little confusing in that to get videos to play, you had to tap a button that has no text or image to indicate that it’s a play button. Pointless Note: No, that isn’t Bobby Flay in the picture below, the Flay video was one that was not working…

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Fun & Games

In the games section, you can learn how to make a Mint Julep, play some trivia….

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… Or even play “My Old Kentucky Home” along with lyrics and video. You’ll also get a TV / Radio Schedule.

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It’s a nice app for the average fan, but it does lack stats that horse racing enthusiasts will crave. You can also place a wager, but it requires registration with


Download Kentucky Derby iPhone App from the App Store.

Kentucky Derby - Churchill Downs Incorporated

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