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Kentucky Derby, May 1, 2010

The 136th running of the Kentucky Derby took place on Saturday, May 1, 2010, and there was a huge crowd on hand under cover of the Lol Ha Snack Bar Grandstand to watch this edition of the "run for the roses."  The 136th running of the Derby welcomed a nice sloppy track for the race, while Akumal was being buffeted by gale like winds and swirling sand.  The 6th largest crowd in Akumal's Derby history witnessed an impressive start by Sidney’s Candy from the outside post, but in the end Super Saver, with jockey Calvin Borel on board,  was the winner!!



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Mary Henderson was on board early, with the betting window ready for early arrivals.

Laura and David were also on hand early, to ensure the grandstand facilities were well prepared and staffed.

The VIP table filled up quickly, and the overflow was handled with abutting box seats.

Larry & Karen Kantor were on hand, and Karen rubs Larry's knee for luck.

Dave & Dan also made their way down from north, north Akumal to be with the action.

Allyn Papegaay and Lucy James are enthralled by the excitement of Derby Day and Akumal's wind.

Jill & Doug stayed on just for this event, before returning to the Jersey Shore on Sunday.

Gabriella Herbert was also on hand, still basking in her win at the April Best Shirt Award contest.

In the upper deck we have Wendell & Lynda Day, backed by Linda.

Stephanie & Russ Motley are prepared for this event and Friday's Best Shirt Award.

Tom Baxter (r) and his brother are doing all they can to keep the sand out of their eyes.

Judy Baxter is the only one to be wearing a derby, and she is setting a prescedent for next year.

Lol Ha's own Loquito is all set to ride, but he can't find his silks or horse. They are off!!!!

And the winner of the WIN pot is Mary Henderson. Congratulations.

Larry Kantor had the PLACE ticket, while Stephanie Motley has the SHOW ticket. Congratulations.

The 2nd jewel in the Triple Crown is on May 15th. Can Borel and Super Saver do it again?

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