Derby Winners And Losers

While it was great to be back socializing among friends and strangers, it’s not clear whether or not the community was ready for Derby weekend. Of course there were some big winners. But, in horse racing, for there to be a big winner, there have to be a lot of losers — that’s just pari-mutuel math.

Here are the losers — and a big winner — from Derby weekend:


Louisville Metro Police, for not explaining why The West End Kroger and shopping center parking lot were shut down and barricaded Derby weekend. For many, this Kroger serves as the only source of food and groceries in the area. 

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Derby 147 — A Comedy

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The LMPD’s Criminal Behavior

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I’m With The Anti-Mappers

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The LMPD Lacks Control: An Ongoing Crisis

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