Kentucky Derby: Don't turn away
Every year, we put one of the newsroom TVs on the Kentucky Derby in time for the pre-race show. Unless you're a horse racing die-hard or a gaudy hat aficionado, there's nothing much to watch, though.
So if you get caught up in writing or reading a story, working on the website, laying out a page or taking a phone call, it's easy to lose track of how close post time is. With the races only lasting a couple minutes, you could miss one entirely during a trip to the bathroom.
I don't think we've ever missed the Kentucky Derby. But we did miss a Triple Crown race one time a few years ago. That means I missed two of the six minutes of horse racing I watch each year.
Unless no horse is going for the Triple Crown. Then it's four minutes.
- Howard Primer
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