Kentucky Derby

2:24 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Churchill Downs Changes Qualifications for Kentucky Derby

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 9:46 am

In an attempt to gain fans, Churchill Downs Incorporated is adopting a new points system for entry into the Kentucky Derby and will cut the number of qualifying stakes races considered for entry from 185 down to 36.

"Our primary driving motive is to create new fans for horse racing," said CDI chair and CEO Bob Evans in a press release.

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Building Codes
9:27 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Committee To Address Temporary Event Structures

The first meeting of a new panel that will study Kentucky’s safety codes for large outdoor tents and other temporary structures will be held this week. 

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Afternoon Update
4:43 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Afternoon Update 5-7

Dr. Brian Choo Nature

From NPR: Scientists say dinosaurs passed so much gas, they affected climate enough to cause their demise.

From the Four Rivers Region:

The case against a man charged with the fatal 1998 Murray State University dormitory fire, will move from Calloway to Marshall County.

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1:12 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide


Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside.

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Morning Cram
9:34 am
Mon May 7, 2012

the morning cram [you wouldn't believe it if I told you, but I can run like the wind blows edition]

"For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going." 

NPR reports the runner's high that pushes some beyond their bounds may have been an evolutionary development.

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Kentucky Derby
8:54 am
Mon May 7, 2012

I'll Have Another Wins Derby

In a last minute move to the finish, I'll Have Another won the 138th Kentucky Derby.

There was strong favorite in this year’s group of 20 thoroughbreds making the Run for the Roses. But Bodemeister starting at 6 to 1 odds took a quick lead out of the gate, which he held for most of the race.

It wasn’t until the final seconds that I’ll Have Another and jockey Mario Gutierrez made their move.

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Afternoon Update
4:15 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/4/12

Jim from Clemson wikimedia commons

Today on NPR:  Caretaker Of Kentucky Derby Track To Retire

Around the Commonwealth:

The Blue Ribbon Tax Commission picked three professors to act as consultants as the group considers changes to the state's tax code.

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3:05 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Derby-Themed Demonstration Aims to Draw Attention to Climate Change

Environmental activists are planning an event in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby to raise awareness about the effects of climate change.

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Kentucky Derby
10:26 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Early Kentucky Derby Favorites

Bodemeister is the early 4 to 1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Union Rags the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. 

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