If there is one thing fans of the "Run for the Roses' understand, it's that the Kentucky Derby is not only a national passion, it's the benchmark by which all other horse racing events are measured by fans around the globe. We know there is a nation of Derby fans out there with great stories to tell, and through our DERBY NATION reports, we plan to bring them to you!

Horse racing fans range from the casual, infield type, to the formal, Millionaires Row type. Whether you are a part of an owner's team or a road trip team, Derby weekend brings together people from all walks of life -- fans of all ages, genders and backgrounds -- who work (and party) together to make the first Saturday in May a success and an unforgettable experience.

We know the DERBY NATION wants to stay in touch with news surrounding America’s original, extravagant springtime sports party, and though our DERBY NATION reports, we will “dish” the latest news about the event, the fashion, the food, the horses, the entertaining and the whirlwind of excitement that is the Kentucky Derby. 

We also want to tell YOUR stories.  What's your favorite Derby memory?  If you're experiencing the Derby for the first time, what are you looking forward to?  Why is the Derby so special to you? What keeps you coming back year after year?  THE DERBY NATION WANTS TO KNOW!

By becoming a DERBY NATION follower on Twitter and fan on Facebook, we can tell us more about your passion surrounding the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" and how you became a fan in the first place.

Join now and share stories about your favorite Derby traditions, your most memorable infield "moment," your plans for Oaks and Derby 136, whom you're betting, what you're wearing, what dishes you're cooking and who you are voting for to participate in the second Kentucky Oaks parade of breast cancer survivors.

Our DERBY NATION reports will deliver diverse, entertaining, and useful information to make your Derby experience the best it can be.  Keep in touch with the excitement and join the largest fan base for the sport of horse racing.  Let's get started because Derby weekend is right around the corner!