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Getting Ready For The Derby

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez watches Kentucky Derby hopeful Vyjack get a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts: “Well, bummer. Saturday is the Kentucky Derby, run for the roses, the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. This year the race won't be available at the Greyhound Park, not for viewing or for paramutual wagering. It's the one time (okay one of three times) a year when I bet on a horse race so this is disappointing. Especially if a long shot gray horse wins!”

Question: Have you ever bet on the Kentucky Derby?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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