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Derby Week: Time to Party, Bet, Drink, Wear a Hat and Pick a Winner

Welcome to the best week to be in Louisville all year. The big Prize, up close and personal Last night was my favorite bash of the week – the Media Party hosted by Churchill Downs. A full chorus was there to sing My Old Kentucky Home, and there was an elaborate ceremony, complete with armed guards, to display the Derby Trophy.  The gold piece takes hundreds of hours to create, and ” is topped by an 18-karat gold horse and rider, includes horseshoe shaped handles, is 22 inches tall and weighs 56 ounces, excluding its jade base.” What I didn’t know…