Tag: Kentucky Derby

Happy Holidays

On this date in 1973 Virginia born Secretariat one the Kentucky Derby in 1:59.40, an as-yet unbeaten record. That’s right Virginia born. And I went to school in the heart of Kentucky horse country. The Derby will be run this weekend. I’ll not likely be watching but I wouldn’t snark at a julep or two. …

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2013 Run for the Roses

Today is the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. While I’ve never been, I did go to college in Kentucky and I’ve got a soft spot for My Old Kentucky Home. Nobody says it better than Dan Fogelberg (1951-2007). This was composed especially for the 1980 Kentucky Derby. 1980 was, coincidentally, the year I graduated …

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