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Kentucky Derby 2010 at Churchill Downs

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Photo from jurvetson via Flickr.On May 1, 2010, the Kentucky Derby will be celebrating its 136th year with much anticipation and excitement. The sister race, Kentucky Oaks will take place today, Friday April 30, and serves as a precursor to the main event. This year, the race is teaming up with the Susan G. Komen for The Cure to raise money for breast cancer research.

You can watch a live stream of the Kentucky Derby online for free on the NBC television network. The event start at 5:00p EDT. Avid racers and fans all around wait impatiently for the time to come when they can all gather together at the twin spires, the famous landmark aspects of Churchill Downs, the official racing grounds for the Kentucky Derby.

Bodog Racebook and SBG Global Racebook are two online racebooks that have been keeping up with the latest news and best odds for the 136th annual event. These racebooks are also offering readers some really great deals, promotions, and sign-up bonuses. SBG Global is offering up to 20% horse race betting bonuses and 5% online horse betting rebates. Bodog Racebook is offering 10% sign up bonuses to new customers who sign up and deposit $20.

Kentucky Derby lovers are tweeting about the 2010 Kentucky Derby already, talking about how excited they are to see their favorite horses, sip on mint juleps, and wear their biggest hats. @BulldogNE tweets that there will be a Kentucky Derby special of $6 mint juleps all day long.

The mint julep has been the traditional Kentucky Derby beverage since 1938. If you’re throwing a Kentucky Derby party, then you’re going to want to use this delicious recipe for your mint juleps.

Photo from Danielle Scott via Flickr.4 fresh mint sprigs
2.5 oz whiskey bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water
Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.

You can watch the 2009 Kentucky Derby replay below.

LIST OF KENTUCKY DERBY 2010 CONTENDERS AT CHURCHILL DOWNS
* American Lion
* Awesome Act
* Conveyance
* Dean’s Kitten
* Discreetly Mine
* Dublin
* Endorsement
* Eskendereya
* Homeboykris
* Ice Box
* Interactif
* Jackson Bend
* Line of David
* Lookin at Lucky
* Make Music For Me
* Mission Ipazible
* Noble’s Promise
* Paddy O’Prado
* Rule
* Setsuko
* Sidney’s Candy
* Stately Victor
* Super Saver

Visit the Kentucky Derby Official Website for more information about the event.

*Photos from jurvetson and Danielle Scott via Flickr.

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