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The Sports Archives – More Kentucky Derby Memories and Fun Facts

The 137th Kentucky Derby is scheduled to take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7th, 2011. We would like to provide more interesting facts and notes that occurred in Derby history: (See first article: The Sports Archives … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Kentucky Derby Memories and Fun Facts

The 137th Kentucky Derby is scheduled to take place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7th, 2011.   The “Run for the Roses” (named for the blanket of 554 roses draped over the winner) is the first leg of … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives Greatest Moments – Secretariat and the coin toss

Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder once said that he did not like Secretariat’s chances.  That was before the 1973  Kentucky Derby in which Secretariat broke the record by running each quarter-mile split faster than the preceding one! Secretariat won the triple … Continue reading

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