Animal Kingdom, with  James Slater  up, during preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby  on Thursday May 5, 2011 in Louisville, KY.  Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Animal Kingdom, with James Slater up, during preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby on Thursday May 5, 2011 in Louisville, KY. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Animal Kingdom, with James Slater up, during preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby on Thursday May 5, 2011 in Louisville, KY. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

John Clay: Why the Kentucky Derby still matters while its sport declines

May 06, 2011 12:00 AM

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John Clay

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A native of Central Kentucky and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, John Clay is an award-winning blogger who covered UK football for 13 seasons before being promoted to columnist in 2000.