Mint Juleps + Live Search = A Great Derby

April showers bring May flowers, and May 2nd brings the Run for the Roses, also known as the annual Kentucky Derby. For those not heading to Churchill Downs for “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” we’re bringing the results to you in the form of our Kentucky Derby Instant Answer. Simply type in “Kentucky Derby” and you’ll see preliminary information about the event such as the date, TV coverage, the 2008 winner, and, of course, a link to a recipe for the Derby’s traditional beverage–the Mint Julep. (What is a race without an official drink?) Be sure to check back after the race for the final results.






We’ve blogged about our Instant Answers a few times, most recently for the Oscars, March Madness, and Major League Baseball. Instant Answers are designed to simplify key search tasks. With Instant Answers, we save our users from having to browse different sites to find different, specific pieces of information. As always, we welcome ideas and feedback about our Instant Answers.

Theo Vachovsky, Instant Answers Product Manager, Live Search