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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.

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Videos

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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Overview

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 twinspires.com.

Download

Download Kentucky Derby iPhone App from the App Store.

Kentucky Derby - Churchill Downs Incorporated

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