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Kentucky Derby Day Celebrated in Erie

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On Kentucky Derby day, you didn't have to go to Churchill Downs to place a bet or enjoy the traditions associated with the big day. Here in Erie, people who wanted to get in on the action headed to Presque Isle Downs and Casino.

They placed bets on the derby field and no doubt enjoyed a mint julep or two. They also sported some creative hats.We found a couple of ladies who have been to the "Run for the Roses," but were enjoying the party just as much here.

Jeanette Biltz of Oil City said, "I used to go to the real Kentucky derby every year for about 4 years, ended up in Star Magazine, Associated Press picked up my picture and it was seen all over the world.  I thought, I can't go to Kentucky anymore so I'll just come here."

Char Deufel of Erie said she has been to the Kentucky Derby before as well, but she was enjoying the scene at Presque Isle Downs.  "Just the fun of it, the atmosphere is so much fun, it's a great time making a hat and seeing all the other hats, just being part of derby day."
 







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