10 Reasons to Appreciate Derby

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They'll be going to the post soon, so today we stop and smell the Kentucky Derby roses.

Don't know place from show? Not a problem. There are still plenty of reasons to admire this cavalry charge, even if it is an obvious example of unfair labor practice, since the horses do nearly all the work and the owners get nearly all the money.

But we quibble. This is the one day America pays attention to horse racing, just like Feb. 2 is the only day anyone cares what a groundhog does. So here are 10 reasons to like the first Saturday in May in Louisville.

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How These Horses Got Their Names

May 5, 2012

In Irish legend, dullahans were a kind of Celtic Grim Reaper, roaming the countryside on black horses, holding their heads under their left arms while brandishing swords made from human spines. When they came to your door,... more »