Believe it or not, the Kentucky Derby is just a week away. Hopefully, weather in Northern Kentucky will improve before this event. As I am writing this article, there are snow flurries in the air yet–and it is April! The Keeneland spring track season is just wrapping up, and it has been so wet that it appears the horses are running in mud up to their knees.According to the experts, there are no sure bets to win the Derby this year. For those of you who like to bet on the ponies, this should be a chance to make a few bucks if you can choose the right horse. The top candidates seem to be Tacitus, Omaha Beach, Vekoma, Plus Que Parfait, and Roadster. If you don’t want to battle the crowd at Churchhill Downs, you can go to Indiana Grand in Shelbyville and place your bet on this year’s Derby.
Statewide—DNR campgrounds, property and inn operated cabins, camper cabins and our state park inns/lodges will now reopen this Friday. Inn restaurants will open as well. If you have a current campsite or property-operated cabin reservation for this Sunday, you will be contacted with a message by phone or email about your options.Unfortunately, camping reservations cannot be reinstated that were canceled, regardless of the cancelation date. About half of the sites across the state are currently open for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights during Memorial Day Weekend. If you do NOT have a current campsite reservation for any night this Memorial Day weekend, you can make a new reservation online only by clicking here, beginning at 10 am today. No new reservations will be accepted until that time. There will be a 3-night minimum (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) required for new reservations.If you have a reservation for an inn room or inn-operated cabin for this Sunday, and wish to expand your individual room or cabin reservation to include Friday and/or Saturday night please contact the Inns Call Center at 1-877-LODGES1 or reserve online at IndianaInns.com. Check-in time for inn-operated cabins will be 8:00 a.m. on Friday, 5/22 only, and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
DONEGAL athletics is celebrating this evening after Letterkenny athlete Ruairi Finnegan took GOLD in the Under-18 Youth Olympics in Turkey earlier today.The St Eunan’s College runner led from the front in the 1,500M final and came home in a fantastic time of 3:53:80 making him the fastest runner at this level on the planet.And there are hopes tomorrow for Donegal Town’s Karl Griffin who is through to tomorrow’s 800M Final as the fastest runner. Managed by Bernie Alcorn the results are a fantastic boost for athletics in the county.Ireland senior team manager Patsy McGonagle today paid tribute to both Ruairi and Karl.“This is a superb achievement for Ruairi; to win gold in that heat and to lead from start to finish was superb,” said Patsy.“This is also great news for Karl and we will all have high hopes for him tomorrow. “Such results are a testament to the up and coming athletes Donegal has produced in recent times.”OFFICIAL RESULT:RANKBIBNAME & SURNAMENOCBORN RESULTS1 302Ruairi FINNEGANIRL14 JUL 1994 3:53.78 2330Samuele DINIITA02 OCT 1994 3:54.45 3219James LAMSWOODGBR24 SEP 1994 3:55.02 4472Jan PETRACSLO04 JUL 1994 3:55.66 PB5420Joao CRUZPOR12 APR 1994 3:57.47 PB6538Mustafa KOCATEPETUR18 DEC 1994 3:57.93 SB7390Jorijn DE MARENED28 JAN 1994 3:58.62 8436Ilie Bogdan MACOVEIROU26 JUL 1995 3:58.79 PB941Isaac KIMELIBEL09 MAR 1994 3:58.80 PB10483Nemanja KOJICSRB09 JUN 1994 3:59.15 1195Ivan MALICCRO13 NOV 1995 4:01.52 12318Omer ALMOGISR04 JAN 1994 4:05.18 1317Dominik STADLMANNAUT04 JUN 1995 4:05.22 PB14378Bob BERTEMESLUX15 MAR 1994 4:10.08 15135Marc ALCALAESP07 NOV 1994 4:BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL ATHLETE TAKES GOLD IN YOUTH OLYMPICS was last modified: July 27th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Townkarl griffinletterkennyruairi finnegan