I was born and raised in Kentucky, a background that usually doesn't offer much in the way of conversation fodder. By the first Saturday in May each year, though, the Kentucky Derby has made the rest of the world curious about my home commonwealth, and I find myself fielding all sorts of Derby-related questions. This year, I decided it would just be easier to write down my answers.
1. What are the origins of the Derby?
Kentucky has been a hotbed of the sport of kings since at least the 18th... READ ON