Churchill Downs has launched the official 2004 Kentucky Derby Web site, www.kentuckyderby.com. According to a press release, the site offers the most comprehensive coverage of the Derby including exclusive articles, news updates, interactive components and--a new addition--archived videos of the top contenders'Derby prep races that can be viewed free of charge.
"Coverage of the contenders, along with free contests, the latest handicapping information, archived videos, Web cams offering views of the racetrack, and video clips of celebrities' picks will be featured on the site," said Steve Fugitte, vice president of racing information and new media for the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network."
The "coverage" portion features snapshots of contenders, news, and daily updates from around the racetrack including on-site videos of morning workouts and trainer interviews, along with information on the popular Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
A "history" segment will have a Derby timeline, a collection of charts and statistics from all previous Derbys, and information on the Derby winners' connections.