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My top pick in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby was Nehro, who finished second. But I was even happier to watch 23-1 longshot Animal Kingdom win the race, returning a nice $329.80 exacta. I was even more thrilled when Mucho Macho Man finished third, giving those who played the trifecta $3,952.40. Not a bad afternoon.Derby 137 at Churchill Downs in Louisville attracted the most fans ever with 164,858 people, nearly 1,100 more than the previous record set in 1974.

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Larry Tidwell announced Wednesday that he is relinquishing his duties as Lamar University’s director of athletics in order to devote his full attention to being the head women’s basketball coach.

In the interim, Lamar President James Simmons has appointed Jason Henderson, the university’s associate athletic director for compliance, to also handle the duties of athletics director. 

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Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 42-130 (.323)
Best Bets: 5-13 (.384)
Longshots: 9-15 (.600)
Top 3 picks in the $: .532
Total win $, Avg per winner: $236, $5.61

Morning Line (track odds)
Winners: 49-130 (.376)
Best Bets: 21-57 (.368)
Longshots:
Top 3 picks in the $: .523

Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 38-130 (.292)
Best Bets: 7-14 (.500)
Longshots: 2-13 (.153)
Top 3 picks in the $: .538
Total win $, Avg per winner: $222.20, $5.84

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Morning Line (track odds)
Winners: 48-120 (.400)
Best Bets: 21-54 (.388)
Longshots:
Top 3 picks in the $: .523

Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 40-120 (.333)
Best Bets: 5-12 (.416)
Longshots: 7-13 (.538)
Top 3 picks in the $: .527
Total win $, Avg $ per winner: $224.40, $5.61

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Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 35-100, .350
Best Bets: 4-10, .400
Longshots: 5-10, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .516
Total $, Avg $ per winner: $198.20, $5.66

Morning Line (track odds)
Winners: 40-100, .400
Best Bets: 17-45, .377
Longshots: 0-0, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .517

Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 32-100, .320
Best Bets: 6-11, .545
Longshots: 1-9, .111
Top 3 picks in the $: .539
Total $, Avg $ per winner: $189.80, $5.93

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