Pictures & Prompts 147

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Photo credit: PureSolution/

Photo credit: PureSolution/


Tell the story of one Kentucky Derby from the perspective of the horses.


Write about your experiences with horse racing. Did you watch it on television? Live? What did you think of it when you were a child? How do you feel about it now?


Write an article that explains how the odds and betting work on Derby Day.


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