From the Derby to Main Street: How the Equine Industry Contributes to American Business

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 661 total views Not without infamy, Hunter S. Thompson exploded onto the journalistic scene with his essay, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” The author rightly pointed to the debauchery, racism, and general uncouth behavior from the attendants of the event, who preferred to suck back mint juleps than pay any attention to the race. But the image of the rotund, southern gentleman who wore his conservatism on his sleeve right alongside his racism is nothing but an anachronism now, and the Derby may still be populated by the wealthy,…

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