churchill downs

from hunter s. thompson posted in literature


churchill downs
700 central ave
louisville, kentucky 40208

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On May 2, 1970, Hunter S. Thompson arrived at Churchill Downs to cover the Kentucky Derby for Scanlan's magazine. His subsequent article, "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved," was the first time he worked with long-time collaborator- illustrator Ralph Steadman. It is also considered to be Thompson's first widely read use of overtly unobjective, first-person "Gonzo" journalism.

art by Ralph Steadman