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Kentucky Derby

May 2, 2010

On Friday, along with 155,000 other people, we participated in an American tradition: the Kentucky Derby (technically, Friday was the “Oaks” and Saturday was the “Derby”).  We bought general admission (Logan was free!)and crowded the fence to watch each two-minute race.  Between races, spaced an hour apart, we took advantage of the educational opportunities.  We picked horses for two dollar bets, calculated potential returns based on the odds, and discussed the risks of gambling in general.  After a few hours in the sun, surrounded by revelers, Logan declared, “They should call this ‘the Kentucky party.’ You can’t even see the horses.”  The infield crowd certainly makes a festival of the day, and the horse races are largely incidental.  We got a sense of the event, then left ahead of the crowds to go find some air conditioning.

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