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    Thurby

    Is the feature race today the 10th race?
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    Thurby?

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    Thursday of Derby Week...

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    Arguably the thumbest thing I've ever heard of.

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    Cool?

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    I believe Oaks was originally a big day for Louisville natives since Derby is obviously an event for the elite to come into town and enjoy. Once Oaks starting becoming the same way the Thursday before, or "Thurby", came about as a big event for Louisville natives to celebrate and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Arguably the thumbest thing I've ever heard of.
    Churchill Downs is laughing all the way to the bank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Arguably the thumbest thing I've ever heard of.
    Not that I don't love Keeneland, but Churchill probably darn near doubles the attendance of any single day at Keeneland with the attendance at Thurby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Not that I don't love Keeneland, but Churchill probably darn near doubles the attendance of any single day at Keeneland with the attendance at Thurby.
    There was about 55K there yesterday from what I heard. Keeneland when it gets more than 25K inside is extremely cramped. Last time I went for BG Stakes I just stayed in the press box most of the time because I hated dealing with the crowd.

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    There was 113K at CD today. I thought I heard that was a record for Oaks. Last year was 110K if I remember it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    There was about 55K there yesterday from what I heard. Keeneland when it gets more than 25K inside is extremely cramped. Last time I went for BG Stakes I just stayed in the press box most of the time because I hated dealing with the crowd.
    Keeneland is a cute little track.

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    According the beer lady I visited, mich ultras were 7 bucks on Thurby day, 12 for the Oaks.

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