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The Race: Churchill Downs

THE RACE THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS 10 FURLONGS (1.25 MILES) LONG, AND TAKES ABOUT 2 MINUTES TO RUN. THE TRACK IS A ONĘ MILE OVAL, WHICH REQUIRES THE HORSES To MAKE A Fuu REVOLUTION, PASS THE STARTING GATE, AND RACE DOWN THE CHURCHILL DOWNS, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY FRONT STRETCH AGAIN. FINISH START denga FINISH LINE STARTING GATE THE FIRST PART OF THE RACE ESTABLISHES A PACE, BUT WITH SUCH A CROWDED FIELD, POSITIONING IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING AN EARLY LEAD. GOING INTO THE CLUBHOUSE TURN, LOOK FOR JOCKEYS TO TRY AND PREVENT BEING BUNCHED TO THE BACK OF THE PACK (THIS WIu BE ESPECIALLY CRITICAL FOR ARCHARCHARCH AND NEHRO, WHO RECEIVED DIFFICULT STARTING POSITIONS.) STARTING GATE THE SECOND NALF IS WHEN THINGS GET CRAZY. JOCKEYS THAT THE FAR TURN IS WHERE MANY DERBYS ARE WON. THE HORSES REALLY START To SVCK WIND, AND RISK-TAKING JOCKEYS (wHO MAY NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO RACE IN A DERBY AGAIN) CAN SOMETIMES MAKE OUTRAGEOUS MOVES* TO TRY 8 TAKĘ TNE LEAD. HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO THE BACK TRY TO SLOWLY WEAVE THROUGH TRAFFIC, HOPING TUAT THEIR HORSE HAS ANOTHER GEAR AS THEY GO INTO TNE FAR TURN. NEHRO AND DIALED IN SHOULD BE LOOKING TO MAKĘ MOVES, * IN 2009, JOCKEY CALVIN BOREL MADE A PSYCHOTICALLY DANGEROUS MOVE HERE, DRIVING SO HARD TO THE INSIDE THAT HIS HORSE SCRAPED TWE PAINT RIGHT OFF THE RAIL. HE WENT ON TO WIN. FINISH LINE THE HOMESTRETCH IS A TOTAL FREE-FOR AL CRAPSHOOT, AT THIS POtNT, MOST OF THE HORSES ARE RUNNING BEYOND THE DISTANCE THAT THEY 'VE EVER RUN BEFORE, THE JOCKEYS HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE, AND 160,000 SHITFACED FANS SCREAM AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS. NEEOLESS TO SAY, ANYTHING CAN HOPPEN.

The Race: Churchill Downs

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The race itself is as freakish as the horses. At 10 furlongs (1.25 miles), the distance is much further than what most of the horses have been asked to run before (most preparatory races top-out at ab...

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