Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $53,246
60%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 60%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: derby

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 2017 Kentucky Derby Odds

    05/04/2017 6:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Vegas Insider ^ | 5/04/17
    Odds to win 2017 Kentucky Derby (5/6/17) - per Sportsbook.ag Always Dreaming 4/1 Mc Craken 17/4 Classic Empire 5/1 Irish War Cry 8/1 Gormley 10/1 Gunnevera 10/1 Girvin 14/1 Irap 15/1 Practical Joke 15/1 Hence 20/1 Lookin At Lee 20/1 Patch 20/1 Tapwrit 20/1 Thunder Snow 20/1 Battle of Midway 30/1 J Boys Echo 30/1 State of Honor 40/1 Untrapped 40/1 Fast and Accurate 50/1 Sonneteer 50/1 Will there be a 2017 Triple Crown Winner? - per Sportsbook.ag Yes +550 No -850
  • Kentucky Derby Advance PPs

    04/26/2017 2:56:17 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies
    For consideration and discussion. See: http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/KYDerby17.pdfML/NJ
  • Terror arrests made after 'significant plot to attack UK is disrupted'

    12/17/2016 2:13:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 12 December 2016 | Vikram Dodd
    Counter-terrorism investigators have made six arrests after disrupting what they believe was a “significant plot” to attack the UK that was influenced by Islamic State. Material recovered from an address raided in Derby has been initially assessed as being consistent with that needed to make homemade explosives, the Guardian understands. The arrests were intelligence led but past cases have shown that initial assumptions among investigators are sometimes incorrect because materials for making homemade explosives can also have innocent uses. It followed an operation by the domestic security service MI5 and counter-terrorism police. Counter-terrorism officials believe they have disrupted three attacks...
  • ‘Rotherham-Style’ Abuse Scandal: Police Accused of Failing to Act

    09/01/2016 11:17:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Telford have been accused of ignoring child sex abuse after it emerged volunteers have been passing evidence of grooming to them for three years. Officers have been criticised for failing to make progress on sex gangs in the town, dubbed the “child sex capital of Britain”, while sitting on 150 pages of abuse allegations. One victim who was forced to have sex with a string of men told The Mirror: “The police have betrayed the children of this town for a second time. “I dread to think how many victims there have been over the years ... “It...
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • CT Republicans nominate Jodi Rell for Governor; Alan Schlesinger endorsed for U.S. Senate run

    05/21/2006 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | May 21, 2006 | Ken Dixon
    The GOP, with 1,639 accredited delegates, adopted a pre-arranged slate of running mates for Rell, whom they hope will be able to take advantage of her soaring popularity in November. They never had a roll call vote, unlike Democrats in Hartford, who battled all afternoon over their gubernatorial candidates. Alan Schlesinger of Woodbridge, a former Derby mayor and state representative, won the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate on a voice vote after Rell's speech emptied the gym. Paul Streitz, a Darien businessman, dropped his bid for the nomination on an immigration-reform platform, but was given platform time in...
  • Ex-Derby mayor seeks GOP nod to challenge Lieberman

    04/18/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 18, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD -- A former mayor of the state's smallest city is thinking big and aiming high. Alan Schlesinger, a former two-term mayor of Derby and six-term state representative, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Schlesinger is running for the seat Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman has held for 18 years. He is not the only Republican interested in the party's nomination. Schlesinger's announcement Monday coincided with the filing deadline for federal income taxes in Connecticut. "What better day to announce than on 'Tax Day' because I am really concerned our hard-earned tax dollars are...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-6-2015 | FoxNews.com
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • 2015 Kentucky Derby

    05/01/2015 6:10:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    several | Commie May Day | self
    Just wanted to share a couple excellent links for info on tomorrow's Kentucky Derby. A ton of info at this one, included prior races charts, prior races video, etc.http://www.kentuckyderby.com/horsesFree Past Performances: (on PDF File—Adobe required)http://www.brisnet.com/brisnet_promos/KentuckyDerby15.pdf
  • 141st Kentucky Derby Post Positions & Live Thread (Sat 6:15ish)

    04/29/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by lwd · 62 replies
    Live TV - NBC | 4-29-2015 | me
    1. Ocho Ocho Ocho 50-1 2. Carpe Diem 8-1 3. Materiality 12-1 4. Tencendur 30-1 5. Danzig Moon 30-1 6. Mubtaahij 20-1 7. El Kabeir 30-1 8. Dortmund 3-1 9. Bolo 30-1 10. Firing Line 12-1 11. Sanford 30-1 12. International Star 20-1 13. Itsaknockout 30-1 14. Keen ice 50-1 15. Frosted 15-1 16. War Story 50-1 17. Mr. Z 50-1 18. American Pharoah 5-2 19. Upstart 15-1 20. Far Right 30-1
  • The Far Right or The Truth Or Else

    02/23/2015 8:00:48 AM PST · by SirTaurus · 1 replies
    Kentucky Derby ^ | 2/22/2015 | Kentucky Derby
    Gotta hear this Strech Call the Far right edges out the truth or else @ the wire..... http://www.kentuckyderby.com/prep_races/2014/southwest-0 The Truth or Else and Mr. Z, who had been battling before Far Right swept past them both, were separated by a nose at the wire. Runner-up The Truth or Else banked five Derby points and now has a total of six, while Mr. Z's third-place effort (two points) gave him 14 all told.
  • Farage: People Who Call UKIP Racist are 'Cretinous

    05/02/2014 4:52:24 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 6 replies
    Briethbart ^ | May 02 2014 | Nick Hallett
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage told a public meeting last night that people who describe his party as racist are "cretinous". Speaking to an audience of about 900 in Derby, he also accused the European Union of wanting to "homogenise" Europe, and hit back at critics of his party. The Derby Telegraph reports that Farage was greeted by about 50 far-left protesters outside the Riverside Centre in Derby. They chanted "Racist Nigel", but police reported no trouble as the UKIP leader entered the conference centre. Mr Farage made his visit hours after he was hit by an egg thrown by a...
  • Vanity - Kentucky Derby 2013 Picks and Predictions

    05/04/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 69 replies
    5/04/2013 | Self
    Lets's start a thread for posting our Derby picks. We need an FR bookie. We can play for told-ya-sos. I'm a cheapskate who's broke all the time, so I'm only betting on the big race. I'm putting $2 across the boards on "Normandy Invasion" and also $2 across the boards on "Frac Daddy". I know it's stupid to pick them because you like their names, but every once in a while it works. I picked a horse named "Frisk Me Now" once in some podunk race and it won even though it went off at like 50 or 60:1. The...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • I'll Have Another wins 138th Kentucky Derby

    05/05/2012 4:00:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 5, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Reddam Racing's I'll Have Another provided a 15-1 upset of Kentucky Derby 138 on Saturday when running down pacesetter Bodemeister before a record crowd of 165,307 to score on the wire at Churchill Downs. The Doug O'Neill trainee provided jockey Mario Gutierrez with his first Derby winner in his first try when finishing 1 1/4 miles on the fast main track in 2:01 4/5. .
  • Parting Ways [National Review fires John Derbyshire!]

    04/07/2012 4:24:15 PM PDT · by cartan · 349 replies
    NRO ^ | 2012-04-07 | Rich Lowry
    Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he’s a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer. I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR. Derb is also maddening, outrageous, cranky, and provocative. His latest provocation, in a webzine, lurches from the politically incorrect to the nasty and indefensible. We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our...
  • A Typo Has Led to the Election of the Wrong Man to a Finance Board in Derby, Conn.

    11/23/2011 10:00:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A typo has led to the election of the wrong man to a finance board in Derby, Conn. James J. Butler was the highest vote-getter, winning 1,526 votes for the 10-member Board of Apportionment and Taxation, which monitors the town's finances. However, his father, 72-year-old James R. Butler, was the candidate nominated by Democrats. The News Times of Danbury and New Haven Register report that he said he wants the job and that his son is not interested in public office.
  • Kentucky Derby - May 7, 2011

    04/30/2011 2:56:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Yes, it's just a week away. Right now, there are 21 horses listed. Thought I'd give everyone a link to the official Derby site and a look at each of the horses.
  • Upcoming Pinewood Derby event set to break world record

    08/30/2010 11:57:35 AM PDT · by SZonian · 31 replies
    KSL.com ^ | August 27th, 2010 | Amanda Butterfield
    SANDY -- Boy Scouts are going to be very excited when they see the huge track being built for a special Pinewood Derby race to be held Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium. It's not just the biggest track in Utah, it's the biggest ever. For the first time, the race wasn't only for Boy Scouts -- registration was open for anyone race, and everyone is invited to watch. The Pinewood Derby track will be more than 325 feet long when it's done, and it's going to break a world record. World's Longest Pinewood Derby Saturday, August 28 9:00 a.m. to...
  • Borel: From journeyman to Mr. Kentucky Derby

    05/02/2010 2:24:59 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 30 replies · 915+ views
    kentucky.com ^ | 5/1/10 | Mark Story
    Former Journeyman now among the greatest jockeys ever For Calvin Borel to complete his improbable middle-aged trek from career journeyman to Kentucky Derby legend, all it took was borrowing from Yogi Berra. It was just some deja vu all over again. For the second straight year, Borel, the ebullient 43-year-old Cajun jockey, dominated the Kentucky Derby with a rail-hugging ride that led into the Churchill Downs winner's circle. One year after Borel's dramatic ride on 50-1 long shot Mine That Bird produced one of the most unlikely winners in the Derby history, Borel did it again with trainer Todd Pletcher's...