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A bunch of my law school friends are driving down today and coming back for our Monday afternoon final..
 

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I'll be watching!!! It would be so much fun to go!!!

The closest I'll ever get is going to the Preakness (haha)
 

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I'm in Louisville but I'm leaving town tomorrow it's so nuts around here. All the festivities got me out of work a little early yesterday and the boss said we're leaving early today too though so I can't complain.
 

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I would love to go to ANY race (Preakness included!!!), but going to the Derby is seriously a dream of mine. My mom and I both would LOVE to go, and have never done so.

I'm not sure what time the race comes on tomorrow, but hopefully I'll be home in time to watch it! Otherwise I guess I'll listen to it on XM in the car.
 
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I will be watching it at the our dog track betting on some of the horses.
 

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gabbys mom said:
I know Nick is!

A bunch of my law school friends are driving down today and coming back for our Monday afternoon final..
It took FOREVER to get home after my torts final this morning for Oaks Day. The track is just down the road from the law school. I hadn't planned on going, but I've changed my mind and I'm going to the Derby tomorrow...sleazing it up in the infield. :D I've lived in Kentucky my entire life and this will be my first Derby.
 

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My SU considers it a national holiday. He will be planted in front of the TV all day long, and my in-laws are coming over to watch too. Sooner or later, we will make it in person, but the vacation packages SU has checked in to that are Derby-related are extremely expensive (like $5,000 per person).

We watched Tiago win the Santa Anita Derby last month, he's in the 15th post position tomorrow. Tomorrow's race seems like one where anything can happen.
 

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Nick said:
It took FOREVER to get home after my torts final this morning for Oaks Day. The track is just down the road from the law school. I hadn't planned on going, but I've changed my mind and I'm going to the Derby tomorrow...sleazing it up in the infield. :D I've lived in Kentucky my entire life and this will be my first Derby.
I guess you are a U of L law student? My aunt has a law degree from U of L :).

Anyway I've also lived in Kentucky my whole life and I've never been to the Derby. I love going to Keeneland in Lexington during the spring meet but even that has gotten a bit too crazy to be much fun. Someday I'll make it to the Derby though!
 

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It has been a lifelong dream of mine to go to the Kentucky Derby. I will make it someday...

However, for this year, I will be home, watching it on tv. Sipping a mint julep.
(Anyone with a good recipe??)

Maybe I will even wear a silly hat. :p
 

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I'm driving down to Louisville tomorrow, but we're not going to the Derby.

(we have an appointment to meet some Labs Sunday morning ;))
 

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AmazonGold said:
I'm driving down to Louisville tomorrow, but we're not going to the Derby.

(we have an appointment to meet some Labs Sunday morning ;))
Oh, I see. I guess my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. :p (I'm kidding)

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Nick said:
It took FOREVER to get home after my torts final this morning for Oaks Day. The track is just down the road from the law school. I hadn't planned on going, but I've changed my mind and I'm going to the Derby tomorrow...sleazing it up in the infield. :D I've lived in Kentucky my entire life and this will be my first Derby.
I guess you are a U of L law student? My aunt has a law degree from U of L :).

Anyway I've also lived in Kentucky my whole life and I've never been to the Derby. I love going to Keeneland in Lexington during the spring meet but even that has gotten a bit too crazy to be much fun. Someday I'll make it to the Derby though!
You guessed correctly. I love Keeneland, in fact, I like it a lot better than Churchill Downs. I went to UK for undergrad so I spent some quality time at the track. You're right, though, it has gotten worse in terms of crowds even since I've been going (and that's only been since 2000).
 

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It has been a lifelong dream of mine to go to the Kentucky Derby. I will make it someday...
Who needs a Labfest? Next year we could have a LabOWNERfest at the Derby! :D
 

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I'm in Louisville but I'm leaving town tomorrow it's so nuts around here. All the festivities got me out of work a little early yesterday and the boss said we're leaving early today too though so I can't complain.
I don't know how you get home, but I have to take either Preston Hwy or I-65 to I-264 and so I always get to drive by the airport and it was amazing to see all those private jets parked at the end of the tarmac. I bet there were a good 20 planes out there.
 

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LarrytheLabs Mom said:
Anne said:
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to go to the Kentucky Derby. I will make it someday...
Who needs a Labfest? Next year we could have a LabOWNERfest at the Derby! :D
Let's do it! ;D
 

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Wow, that was awesome. I have to admit, that was worth every dollar, and I'm pretty partial to the infield now....that's definitely where the fun is. This was my first year, and I don't think it will be my last. Now I get to pack all night, hungover, and move all day tomorrow. :-\ Can you say piss-poor planning?
 

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Nick! I'm so glad you had fun! I didn't make it home from school in time to watch the race, but I had the dvr catch it, so hopefully I'll see it tomorrow.

Now tell us truthfully- did you actually WATCH the horses run, or did you just drink? :D
 

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Nick! I'm so glad you had fun! I didn't make it home from school in time to watch the race, but I had the dvr catch it, so hopefully I'll see it tomorrow.

Now tell us truthfully- did you actually WATCH the horses run, or did you just drink? :D
I enjoyed all that the Infield has to offer. :D Yeah, I didn't watch much.
 
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I dont much care about the racing part, but I would like to go just so I could dress up and wear a big hat! :D
 
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