The Kentucky Derby will be run on May 3 and May 4, 2013 in Chruchill Downs, Kentucky. It is a two minute horse race that happens every year on the first Saturday in May. The horses racing are the world’s top 20 3-year-old throughbreds. The horses race 1 1/4 miles around a track.
And you know what else? Fashion matters. Seriously. Read about the clothes rules for people who are there just to watch.
Four authors: Catherine Ryan Hyde, Kimberly Pauley, Andrew Smith & Brian Farrey, author of The Vengekeep Prophecies, have a bet with each other about which horse will win The Kentucky Derby. The winner of the bet does not have to write a story but all of the losers have to write a story based on a topic given to them by one of the other authors. Check back after the Derby and we’ll add the stories for 2013.
While you are waiting, here are the stories that resulted from the 2012 Kentucky Derby bet:
- From Andrew, we got “Miss Candor Sends Her Regrets.” (Title supplied by me.)
- From Catherine, we got “The Art of Being Stuck Here.” (Title supplied by Andrew.)
- From Kimberly, we got “Uncle Mo’s Gastrointestinal Tract.” (Title evilly supplied by Catherine, a reference to a horse that had to bow out of last year’s race due to…digestive issues.)