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How to Pick the Winner of the Kentucky Derby

May 03, 2011
by Mark E. Moran
This Saturday, the eyes of the sporting world turn to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Whether you’re pursuing a windfall at the track, going after the office pool or planning to be the guy in the know at the neighborhood party, there are steps you can take to maximize your chances of picking the Derby winner.
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This Saturday, the eyes of the sporting world turn to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Whether you’re pursuing a windfall at the track, going after the office pool or planning to be the guy in the know at the neighborhood party, there are steps you can take to maximize your chances of picking the Derby winner.
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