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Three Hours and Counting to the Kentucky Derby

With little more than three hours to the 143rd Run for the Roses, the Churchill Downs track could be sloppy and track bettors have produced a new favorite. Morning line favorite Classic Empire has dropped down with bettors, and at … Continue reading

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History of the Julep, Mint or Otherwise, Part Two

See Part One: “The Kentucky Derby Sine Quo Non: The Mint Julep” with the BEST Mint Julep recipe! The Mint Julep today may be the official drink of Churchill Downs and of the Kentucky Derby, but the Julep itself has … Continue reading

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The Kentucky Derby Sine Quo Non: The Mint Julep, Part One

Today, the focus is on creating the perfect Mint Julep. Installment two will discuss the history of the drink. Briefly, though, the Mint Julep has been considered the official drink of Churchill Downs and of the Kentucky Derby since 1938, … Continue reading

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