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  • Vanity - Kentucky Derby 2013 Picks and Predictions

    05/04/2013 9:04:56 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 67 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...
  • Lookin At Lucky on Rail; Sidney's Candy in 20 (Kentucky Derby post positions, odds)

    04/28/2010 8:41:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies · 673+ views
    Blood-Horse ^ | April 28, 2010
    Morning-line favorite Lookin At Lucky drew post 1 for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) during the post position draw Wednesday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Post 1, while it hasnt produced a winner since Ferdinand in 1986, has the most wins in the Kentucky Derby, along with post 5, since 1900. For an overview of winning Kentucky Derby post positions, click here.
  • Kentuck Derby Preview

    04/27/2010 2:58:35 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 29 replies · 756+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | April 27, 2010 | Bill Finley
    I haven't figured out yet who will win the Kentucky Derby, but I have figured out how that horse will win -- by coming from way, way back. With the group that's set to line up at the starting gate Saturday at Churchill Downs, the pace for this Derby figures to be among the fastest in the history of the race. If so, any horse who gets anywhere near the lead is doomed to fail
  • Face of Defense: Guard Members Skate in Roller Derby

    03/10/2010 4:13:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Darren D. Heusel, USA
    OKLAHOMA CITY, March 10, 2010 Some soldiers will do almost anything to stay in shape. Left to right, roller derby teammates Army Sgt. Karli Wahkahquah, Army 1st Lt. Kristin Sloan and Army 1st Lt. Jessica duMonceaux, all members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, proudly show off their dainty, powder blue Thunderbirds -- symbolic of the parent 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team under which they serve. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Darren D. Heusel(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Three soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard are lacing up their roller skates, strapping on elbow...
  • NatWest handed Al Qaeda terrorist 100% mortgage...

    12/19/2009 1:53:57 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 920+ views
    DAILY MAIL.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 2:42 PM on 16th December 2009 | by Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>"NatWest handed Al Qaeda terrorist 100% mortgage to buy 93,000 home he turned into a bomb factory"</p> <p>SNIPPET: "A bank has sparked outrage by handing over a 100 per cent mortgage to an Al Qaeda terrorist who smuggled himself into Britain.</p>
  • Derby winner Lil E. Tee dies

    03/24/2009 8:32:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies · 772+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | March 24, 2009 | Robert Yates
    Lil E. Tee, the 1992 Kentucky Derby winner campaigned by the late Cal Partee of Magnolia, was euthanized Wednesday at Old Frankfort Stud in Kentucky because of complications from an intestinal problem. He was 20. Cal Partee Jr., a senior partner in Magnolia's Partee Flooring Mill, the company his father founded in 1948, was unaware of Lil E. Tee's death until a reporter called Monday afternoon.
  • White Light owner must pay for ripped-off (Kentucky) Derby Pie

    05/13/2008 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 278+ views
    The State-Journal ^ | May 13, 2008 | Charlie Pearl
    Rick Paul, owner of Rick's White Light Diner, was found in contempt of court Monday and must pay $1,000 to a charity of his choice, for again infringing on the Derby-Pie trademark. Before U.S. District Judge Joseph Hood in a Lexington courtroom, Paul was found in contempt of court for violating a 1997 permanent injunction signed by Hood, ordering Paul not to infringe on Kern's Kitchen Inc.'s trademark Derby-Pie. Paul also must pay Kern's Kitchen's attorney fees and costs. "I am disappointed with the judge's ruling and I accept it," Paul said today. "Our proof was considerably different than Derby...
  • Bank tied to Jones rapped for insider loans (Kentucky Gov Eight Belles Horse Owner)

    05/04/2008 3:07:07 AM PDT · by red flanker · 8 replies · 200+ views
    Kentucky Com ^ | May 4, 2008 | John Cheves
    Former Gov. Brereton Jones has borrowed heavily from a financially distressed bank that he and several other Democratic Party leaders founded in 2001, according to interviews and bank records. Federal regulators have criticized the directors of Frankfort-based American Founders Bank, including Jones, for inadequate supervision. The bank was badly managed and suffered "hazardous lending and lax collection practices," which left it with far too many unpaid loans, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Among the specific concerns cited was improper reporting and recordkeeping of insider loans to bank directors and executives. The FDIC issued a cease-and-desist order to the...
  • They shoot horses, don't they?

    05/03/2008 5:00:52 PM PDT · by Larry R. Johnson · 56 replies · 405+ views
    Herald Leader Kentucky ^ | May 3, 2008 | Maryjean Wall
    LOUISVILLE --Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths, a race marred with tragedy after the only filly in the race, Eight Belles, lost her life. The filly was euthanized on the track after breaking both front ankles.
  • Caption this photo: O.J. Simpson gets a hug

    05/05/2007 10:45:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies · 3,120+ views
    O.J. Simpson gets a hug from jockey Angel Cordero Jr. at the 133rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 5, 2007.
  • 2008 White House Derby: The Field So Far

    02/24/2007 10:51:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 339+ views
    CQPolitics.com on Yahoo.com ^ | 2/24/07 | CQ Staff
    The following are breakdowns of the current and potential candidates for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations in 2008. The lists for each party are divided into the following categories: officially announced candidates, possible candidates who have formed exploratory campaign committees, political figures frequently mentioned as likely or possible candidates, and potential candidates who have officially announced that they will not run for president. The lists will be updated promptly as developments warrant. Read the latest 2008 Presidential Developments Democrats Officially announced (date of announcement) Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) ( Feb. 10, 2007) Delaware...
  • Poll shows Porter (R) edging Hafen (D); Heller(R)-Derby(D) race close (Mason-Dixon in Nevada)

    09/25/2006 12:30:20 PM PDT · by okstate · 6 replies · 566+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 25 September 2006 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Republican incumbent Jon Porter had a 47 percent to 37 percent lead over Democratic challenger Tessa Hafen in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District seat, according to a new statewide poll. Meanwhile, the race for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Gibbons remained too close to call Monday between Republican Secretary of State Dean Heller and Democratic university Regent Jill Derby. Heller drew 45 percent support from the 400 registered voters interviewed, while Derby drew 42 percent. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 5 percentage points, making the Heller-Derby race too...
  • Israel's Rafael close to signing $239m missile deal with Indian Air Force

    09/25/2006 8:04:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1,177+ views
    Aviation week & Space Technology ^ | 25 Sep 06 | Amnon Barzilai
    Rafael close to signing $239m deal with Indian Air Force Aviation Week: Rafael will supply its Spyder short-range air defense system. Amnon Barzilai 25 Sep 06 15:07 The Indian Air Force (IAF) is in advanced negotiations with Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. and MBDA of France for a $239 million contract to procure the Spyder SR short-range air defense system. The Spider air defense system combines two types of air-to-air missiles developed by Rafael which have been converted into an air defense system. One missile is the Python 5, designed for short-range aerial combat; the other is the Derby, designed...
  • The Man Whose Job Is Saving Barbaro

    05/28/2006 8:20:48 AM PDT · by wjersey · 7 replies · 335+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 5/28/2006 | Mike Jensen
    A sinus surgery lasted 21/2 hours. Four more were spent taking a bladder stone out of a show horse. Dean Richardson was still at a friend's equine hospital in Florida on May 20 as Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner, was saddled for the Preakness Stakes. Richardson wasn't going to miss the race. "He had blood all over him, and he was doing it in flip-flops, so we hosed him off," said Byron Reid, a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Fla., just outside West Palm Beach. The two men watched the Preakness on a six-inch screen in the hospital. "You could see enough,"...
  • Keeping It Quiet, Oregon Raises the Derby Favorite

    05/06/2006 11:32:50 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 3 replies · 371+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 5/05/2006 | John Canzano:
    EAGLE POINT Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you, "If you want to get to know something really well, what you need to do is spend lots of time hanging around it"? Wrong. Kids, I'm here to tell you that if you really want to get to know a race horse named Brother Derek, Saturday's Kentucky Derby favorite, what you must do is meet with the Oregon rancher who bred and raised him, and stand around listening to stories about bull testicles. Before Brother Derek was given his registered name, he was called "Randall" at Gavel...
  • Kentucky Derby To Feature The $1,000 Mint Julep

    04/11/2006 9:29:59 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 22 replies · 1,218+ views
    local6 ^ | April 11, 2006
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As if custom-made hats, premium box seats and limo rides weren't enough, the Kentucky Derby will now feature the $1,000 mint julep. Sip this drink slowly. The sweet cocktail will be made with one of the state's finest bourbons and served in a gold-plated cup with a silver straw to the first 50 people willing to put down the cash at the May 6 race. Mint from Morocco, ice from the Arctic Circle and sugar from the South Pacific will put this mint julep in a class of its own, the distillery selling the drink said. "We...
  • Most Muslims keep extremist literature

    10/25/2005 3:47:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies · 521+ views
    Muslims rarely throw away leaflets containing possible extremist references because it is forbidden by their religion, a childhood friend of a failed Derby suicide bomber told a court. Irfan Bhatti, who befriended terrorist Omar Sharif when they were at Bemrose School together between 1988 and 1992, told the Old Bailey yesterday that he had such leaflets at home. But he denied that it meant he or anyone else with the literature held those same extremist views, the court heard. Omar Sharif, of Northumberland Avenue, Derby, failed to blow himself up in a busy bar in Tel Aviv in 2003. His...
  • Political Derby Power Rankings - (fascinating new site; tracking who's ahead, who's fading)

    06/26/2005 9:25:43 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 742+ views
    POLITICAL DERBY.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | Webmaster, Political Derby.com
    Welcome to Political Derby's 2008 Power Rankings, the first and only regular tracking service of the next race for White House. The 2008 Power Rankings will be updated on the 1st and 15th of every month. Beginning in January of 2007 the rankings will be updated weekly until the major party conventions in August of 2008. The rankings are compiled by our in-house Jockey using information gathered from wire reports, campaign staffer scuttlebutt, and confidential tips from our legions of loyal readers. The 2008 Power Rankings may not be reprinted or quoted in any form without proper attribution to PoliticalDerby.com...
  • Giacomo Draws Post 13 For Preakness; Afleex Alex Goes From Post 12 As Favorite

    05/19/2005 9:05:51 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 38 replies · 561+ views
    Giacomo Draws Post 13 For Preakness; Afleex Alex Goes From Post 12 As Favorite Baltimore, MD. 05-18-05 --- John Shirreffs, trainer of Jerome and Ann Moss Giacomo, had little left to pick when he selected 13th in the Preakness draw Wednesday evening and chose Post 13 for his Kentucky Derby winner. Afleet Alex, who was installed the 5-2 morning line favorite, will go from Post 12 in the full field of 14. The field in post position order for the 130th running of the $1 million, mile and three-sixteenths second jewel of the Triple Crown, with jockeys and morning line...
  • Priceless... trip to the Kentucky derby

    03/11/2005 6:52:41 PM PST · by newsgatherer · 187+ views
    Christian news in maine.com ^ | 12 March, 2005 | Danny Calhoun
    ...I am usually able to control my emotions. I'm an easygoing person. However, in this instance I completely lost it. The next thing I knew I was running toward Gore yelling at the top of my voice. "Gore, who do you think you are? What gives you the right to cause people to be treated like this?" I'm pretty sure I also threw in a few words describing his ancestry and his mothers marital status when he was born. Not one of my better moves. I later tried to imagine the Secret Service Agents watching a 350-pound sunburnt man, wearing...
  • Jockeys hint at Kentucky Derby boycott

    04/28/2004 9:46:17 AM PDT · by Josh in PA · 11 replies · 375+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/28/04 | Beth Harris
    Jockeys hint at Kentucky Derby boycott By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer April 28, 2004 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockeys John Velazquez and Jose Santos said Wednesday they might not ride in the Kentucky Derby if a federal judge bars them from wearing ads during the race. A group of jockeys challenged the state law banning them from wearing any advertising, promotional or cartoon symbols. The jockeys argued the law violates the First Amendment. In a second suit, the jockeys argued they should also be allowed to wear a patch with the name of their union, the 1,100-member Jockeys' Guild....
  • Kentucky Derby Controversy--You Decide

    05/11/2003 8:45:14 AM PDT · by damper99 · 46 replies · 408+ views
    Louisville Courier Journal ^ | May 11, 2003 | damper99
    Derby photo of jockey investigated Santos carried nothing but whip, his attorney says -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By JENNIE REES jrees@courier-journal.com The Courier-Journal This image is enlarged from a Getty images photo that was e-mailed to a state racing steward at Churchill Downs on Thursday. It was taken as Jose Santos changed the whip position in his hand after crossing the finish line. By James Squire/Getty Images This enlarged AP photo was taken from a slightly different angle at about the same time as the Getty Images picture and shows the green silks of Empire Maker's jockey through Santos' hand. AP Photo This...
  • Student teacher in Derby put on leave

    05/06/2003 1:00:21 PM PDT · by yonif · 34 replies · 492+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | May 06, 2003 | Andrew Blejwas
    DERBY A student teacher under an internal investigation after showing the movie "A Clockwork Orange" to a high school contemporary issues class has been placed on leave until the completion of the investigation. Superintendent of Schools Martin Gotowala sent an e-mail to Board of Education members informing them that the student teacher would be placed on leave. The student teacher, who has not been identified by school officials, began his leave Friday. The investigation was the result of a complaint filed with Gotowalas office by school board member Walter Mayhew, whose son Garrett, 18, is a student in the...
  • "Thunder Over Louisville" Kicks Off Kentucky Derby Festival. Protestors Mentioned.

    04/13/2003 8:28:13 PM PDT · by BlueOneGolf · 11 replies · 828+ views
    The Courier-Journal ^ | 4-13-2003 | By Chris Kenning
    Fireworks soared over the Ohio River, seen from Jeffersonville, Ind., last night during Thunder Over Louisville. Photo by Durell Hall Jr Thunderous salutes Patriotic displays carry the day at wartime show By Chris Kenning The Courier-Journal Thousands of revelers lined the waterfront last night for the 14th annual Thunder Over Louisville air and fireworks show, a celebration saturated with wartime patriotism. Under cloudless skies, flag-waving spectators dressed in red, white and blue watched about 50,000 multicolored shells shoot skyward to stirring music -- impressing first-timers and those who attend the Kentucky Derby Festival kickoff every year. Before the pyrotechnics,...