Derby Weekend

May 2, 2014
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For all fans of horse racing, this is the weekend!  The Kentucky Derby is a field of 20 horses which is twice as many as the normal race field the rest of the season.  This is why it is a very risky betting race.  With that many horses, a favorite can easily get boxed in and never get to the front.  On the other hand, for the casual bettor, it can be a bonanza because it is not unusual for long shots to come through in this race.  Hopefully, this year the day will be dry and give the horses a chance to show their stuff.

If I were to bet on this race, I would bet on California Chrome to win.  Most experts will tell you this is the best horse in the field.  However, for the reasons I have listed above, it may not get its opportunity to show that ability.  Most race tracks are not designed for 20 horses to be running in the same race.  You might ask why they do so, then.  Every owner and trainer knows that a career is made by winning the Derby, so the people at Churchill Downs give them the opportunity to hit this racing bonanza.

If you get the opportunity to go to the Derby, everyone says it is worth the cost and the hassle that are required to be a part of this event.

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10th Annual Food & Growers Confe... @ Batesville Intermediate School
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 10th Annual Food and Growers Conference for Producers, Gardeners, and Consumers will be held at the Batesville Intermediate School on Saturday, February 6 from 9 am – 3 pm (registration at 8:30 am). This year’s topic is “Nurturing Our Ecosystems,” and will cover topics such as soil and pollinator habitats, weed and pest control, raising heritage poultry, your body (food as medicine), and your farm as a thriving business. Speakers will include Cheryl Carter Jones from the Indiana Grown Commission and Local Growers Guild, Mac Stone from Kentucky Proud, Michele Colopy from the Pollinator Stewardship Council, and others. Catered lunch includes brick oven pizza made on site! Cost is $25 per person and $15 for each additional person in same household. RSVP requested: 812-212-5432 or Deanna_hookway@etczone.com. For more information on speakers and topics visit foodandgrowers.org or like them on Facebook.

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