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Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd  n.— «On the Internet message board at Utefans.net, the very names “Kentucky” and “Wildcats” are banned. In the always intriguing slang of the Internet, Kentucky is referred to on the site as...

backpacker

backpacker  n.— «There are a lot of places that we still didn’t get to in the video—Arkansas, Kentucky. And there is a big “backpacker” (or alternative) hip-hop scene that we didn’t get to. But that doesn’t take away from this...

new shooter

new shooter  n.— «In Preakness parlance, they are the “new shooters”—horses who miss the Kentucky Derby but show up two weeks later at Pimlico, hoping to spoil a Triple Crown bid. » —“Spoilers Aren’t Just in...

takeout

takeout  n.— «In the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, for example, Churchill Downs will return to bettors at the track about 82 cents of every dollar wagered in the form of winnings. The remaining 18 cents, known as the takeout, will be used to...

whale

whale  n.— «In horseplaying parlance, Maury Wolff is a whale, one of the thousand or so professional bettors who collectively wager as much as $1.5 billion a year on thoroughbred races in the United States. He will not attend the Kentucky...

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