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Derby

A city in the East Midlands UK; pronounced DAR bee.
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When Matz defied convention by bringing Barbaro to the Derby with only one race in 91 days (his Florida Derby victory), the idea was to save his energy for the five-week Triple Crown grind.
This is really our first attempt at the Derby," O'Neill, whose dreams of Kentucky a year ago ended when Griffin's Stevie Wonderboy got hurt, said earlier this week at Santa Anita.
There's the Zimbabwe Derby (I know this because a mate once had a horse who won it), the UAE Derby, the Philippine Derby, the Argentinian Derby, the Venezuelan Derby, the Mauritian Derby, and the Vladivostok Derby (possibly, although I actually made that one up).
The trend of elders began with trainer Charlie Whittingham, who became the oldest conditioner (at 76) to win a Derby when he saddled Sunday Silence in 1989.
The unveiling also launched the "Off to the Races delivered by UPS Sweepstakes," an online contest that will provide one lucky fan with two tickets to the race at Talladega and the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby to be held at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5.
It was this week in 2006 when Barbaro jumped onto Derby handicappers' top 10 lists by winning the Holy Bull Stakes by three-quarters of a length on a sloppy surface at Gulfstream Park near Miami.
Erhaab (Derby) John Dunlop: "Don't forget the Irish Derby for him.
This is our 14th year, and sales are moving ahead quicker and with more enthusiasm than ever from persons planning Derby parties," says Biesel.
The player who earns the most points at the end of the game will receive a VIP trip for two to the 2008 Kentucky Derby, including airfare and accommodations, a private backstretch tour, and a trip to the paddock on Kentucky Derby Day.
As Hendricks said to a group of writers the morning after Barbaro won the Derby, in which Brother Derek and Sweetnorthernsaint took troubled trips to fourth- and seventh-place finishes: "There's a lot more good trainers out there than you guys realize.
A special Derby exhibit, "Calumet Farm: Remembering A Racing Empire," honors the farm's unequaled status as the home of eight Kentucky Derby winners (including two Triple Crown Champions, Whirlaway and Citation).
The 2007 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Web sites continue Churchill Downs' tradition of leading our industry in online technology implementation," said Jeremy Borseth, senior director of channel services and Internet operations for Churchill Downs Incorporated.