Sunday, May 2, 2004
Nick Lachey, singer
"The Derby is a great event. I was here two years ago, but I missed last year because I had to go to a wedding."
Is the Cincinnati native really going to run for mayor?
"No plans to run for mayor. I think Mayor Luken is doing a great job."
Carson Daly, late-night talk show host
"I was here last year. It was my first time. I had fun; there are real nice folks. Except the mint julep - that's horrible."
On his choice of vintage-style clothing:
"This is what the Derby is all about, to go back in time and pay a little homage to a great sport."
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
"This is like a dream come true. We're all set for the race. This is our first time here, and we're really enjoying it."
first and second tenor for Boyz II Men
"We've come here many times on tour. But we've never been to the Derby. ... We're trying to learn the game. But everybody's nice here. They have a real cool manner."
George Strait, country singer
"I'm having a good time. So far, so good. I've been here 12 or 13 times, but I've only had two winners, Winning Colors and Lil E. Tee. I think I'm going with Smarty Jones this time. He's undefeated, that's one thing. You just have to go with your gut."
Troy Aikman, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback
"It's great being back. ... The hospitality here in Louisville has always been great."
Travis Tritt, country music singer
"This is our seventh year. We love the hospitality of this city and the race itself. We've met a lot of friends at the Derby and only see them when we're here. It's like a family reunion almost."
Dennis Hopper, actor
"I cry every time they play 'My Old Kentucky Home.' Both sets of my grandparents were from Kentucky."
130th KENTUCKY DERBY
wins with sentimental journey
Elliott, it's just a race - but a big one
Jones draws a crowd at home track
sees good things in the future
special place in their hearts
make for a contrasting infield
ads raise no fuss
gallery: The race
Photo gallery: The scene
FLYING PIG MARATHON
push each other in Pig Relay
age 82, marathoner's been a long time running
test doesn't trouble Panthers
lose 4th straight
Faraway fan reminds us of what we have
will test free agency
AL: Tigers hand
Mariners eighth loss in 10 games
NL: Rockies get
win against Braves
need funding for new stadium
hoping to shake his past
struggles require patience
McEachern exudes that star quality
combine continues to grow
Walton-Verona both lose in All 'A' Classic
Sistrunk hurdles to Roosevelt event victory
take 'blue-collar' approach to winning
season ends in Game 7
remain alive on Sakic OT goals
MORE SPORTS HEADLINES
celebrates 18th birthday with the lead
shorty goal tops Russia for USA
baseball team has 29 wins, 5 losses, 1 proposal
may get another shot at Illini
now is 'beautiful' and successful
quick chat with ... Mark Cassis
up with that?