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2012-04-16 06:24:14

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodford Reserve® bourbon is unveiling the world's most exclusive mint julep cup as part of the 2012 Kentucky Derby®. The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Experience will feature the most exotic ingredients in the world and a collection of 75 mint julep cups designed exclusively for Woodford Reserve. Proceeds from this year's cup sales will benefit The Heart of a Horse Foundation. (Photo:...

2012-04-11 06:23:31

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jean Cruguet, celebrating the 35th anniversary of his historic Kentucky Derby victory aboard Seattle Slew, will return to Churchill Downs for the first Saturday in May this year to serve as celebrity handicapper for Derby Experiences. The travel/experience program operated by Churchill Downs and its exclusive hospitality provider, QuintEvents, Derby Experiences (www.derbyexperiences.com) is in its fourth year of bringing...

2012-04-01 23:01:40

A local business´ support helped save the largest wild water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing event in the country. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 New Energy Works Timberframers recently announced their continued support of the Wild Water Derby, a community funded racing event with multiple divisions for kayaks, canoes, and rafts, held in Shortsville, NY April 28 and 29. Rated one of the largest paddling events in the country by the American Canoe Association, this small town...

2012-03-28 06:21:54

AKRON, Ohio, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The All-American Soap Box Derby, the greatest amateur racing event in the world, today announced that FirstEnergy Corp., headquartered in Akron, Ohio, has agreed to be its new title sponsor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120328/CL77693LOGO ) The 75th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby will feature boys and girls ages 7 to 17 putting their math and science skills to the test, designing and assembling wood...

2012-03-22 10:22:24

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodford Reserve, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby® is honoring the country's favorite horse race with the release of the 2012 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. The limited-edition bottle features the artwork of one of America's most recognized and beloved illustrators, Michael Schwab. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120322/CL75032 ) Schwab, who resides in Northern California, has a classic and timeless quality...

2012-02-29 08:07:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Early Times® Mint Julep Artist Search Contest has concluded and Early Times is welcoming back a former bottle artist as this year's winner. After receiving dozens of entries from across the country, Celeste Susany of Saratoga Springs, NY was chosen as the winner for her artwork entitled "Out of the Gate." For the past 25 years, the Early Times Mint Julep has proudly served as the "Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®" with a...

2011-08-05 11:00:00

ERIE, Pa., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean out those desk drawers and office storage areas of old cell phones and empty printer cartridges and donate them to Special Olympics Illinois through its new recycling program Recycle for Competition, a proud sponsor of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby. "This program is new way for businesses and individuals to help a great cause without spending a dime," said Carrie Belknap, Project Manager, Recycle for Competition. "If you're near 400 N....

2011-07-21 09:00:00

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday evening, more than 500 soap box derby champions and their guests will get a special treat: a private screening of "25 Hill," hosted by the movie's writer and director Corbin Bernsen. Bernsen also stars in the soap box derby-themed film, which had its world premiere at the historic Akron Civic Theatre on July 9. The racers, who represent 43 states and seven countries, are in town for the 74th running of the All-American Soap Box Derby at...

2011-07-11 23:42:00

PHOENIX, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baseball's biggest sluggers went to bat for charities tonight and helped State Farm and Major League Baseball raise $603,000 during the 2011 State Farm Home Run Derby at Chase Field. Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees knocked off Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox and captured the long ball crown by belting 12 home runs during the Championship Round. With Derby champion Cano leading the way, the eight participating MLB hitters clubbed 95...

2011-07-11 14:00:00

PHOENIX, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm and Major League Baseball's (MLB) biggest hitters will swing for the fences for kids from Phoenix Area Boys & Girls Clubs (BGCA) during the 2011 State Farm® Home Run® Derby on Monday, July 11, at Chase Field. Eight local youths will line up with Home Run Derby captains David Ortiz, Prince Fielder and their teammates and take their shot at winning $50,000 from State Farm to help their local club get...


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Derby's Woolly Opossum, Caluromys derbianus
2012-07-10 14:20:57

Derby's woolly opossum (Caluromys derbianus), also known as the Central American woolly opossum, can be found in Central America. Its range includes Colombia, Belize, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although its range extends across many areas, it is not widely distributed.  It prefers habitats in lowland and highland rain forests at altitudes of up to 8,500 feet. Derby’s woolly opossum can weigh between 7.1 and 14 ounces, with the prehensile...

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