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Oh Kentucky Home, and the Derby

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Oh Kentucky Home, and the Derby

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Oh Kentucky Home, and the Derby

Oh Kentucky Home, and the Derby

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The Kentucky Derby, often referred to as "the fastest two minutes in sports," is more than just a sporting event to the citizens of Louisville. It's a whole series of events, integrating horse-racing tradition and civic pride. For one native Louisvillian, the pageantry and ceremony associated with the Derby can bring on homesickness.

Editor's Note: In her commentary, Laura Lorson refers to Derby-Pie. Derby-Pie is a registered trademark used for a pie made solely by Kern's Kitchen, Inc. What Lorson refers to in her commentary is her own variation of that pie.