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May 5, 2014

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CORBIN — “They’re at the post….annnddddd, they’re off!”

And with that an annual tradition at Corbin Primary School got underway Friday, as students, teachers, staff and parents enjoyed an afternoon of racing as it was meant to be — Corbin Style.

This year’s Redhound Derby involved around 210 second graders, and Corbin Primary’s Principal, Travis Wilder said the event was another blockbuster. “It’s a time where the kids can make a special day out of it, and they can have fun, too. They study about Kentucky history, about horses, science and the Derby of course, so there’s content in it. But they also dress up in Derby outfits and the kids really love it. …No kid is left out.”

Wilder added the second grade students have been studying for two weeks on the state’s history and its link to the horse, as well as “The fastest two minutes in sports,” as the Kentucky Derby’s been called.

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