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Cheat Sheet: 17 Essential Talking Points on the Kentucky Derby

In advance of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, here’s our three-minute guide to the most exciting two minutes in sports. © Steve Boyle/Corbis 1. The first Kentucky Derby was run in 1875. It was the brainchild of Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., who wanted to create an American answer to England’s Epsom Derby. * 2. Clark’s name wasn’t just a fanciful tribute; [...]