Mint Julep, Anyone?
Springen, Karen, Newsweek
Byline: Karen Springen
To watch the "greatest two minutes in sports"--the Kentucky Derby--you can mix yourself a mint julep and turn on the tube. Or you could head to Churchill Downs for the 133rd Run for the Roses, which is held on the first Saturday in May. You're already too late to snag one of the 55,000 seats. (Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, are among those who have already secured spots.)
But if you've got $40 and love a good party, you can get tickets on race day that will allow you and about 100,000 other Derby Day fans--some more sober than others--access to the infield. Bring a crazy hat and be at the gates before they open at 8 a.m.; …
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