The Kentucky Derby occupies the minds of horse racing fans all over the world. Celebrations begin two weeks before race day with Thunder Over Louisville, one of the largest fireworks displays in the U.S. From the first boom of fireworks to the bugle call beginning the Kentucky Derby, it’s the lead-up to the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Many of the people who’ve played a large role in building the Kentucky Derby’s legacy share their stories with Kirt Jacobs in one-on-one, half-hour interviews on MoxieTalk. From all backgrounds and personal journeys – often overcoming obstacles to arrive at the top of their fields ­– these inspiring individuals give us an “insider’s look” at the true meaning of champions.

“The Kentucky Derby exacts the best of everyone – which makes it so inspiring,” Jacobs said. “And, just like the stories we hear about the colts’ journeys before the race, we get an insider’s view to the people who make it possible. Their stories energize me every time we share them.”

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