The Kentucky Derby is so much more than a horse race. It's an iconic celebration of all things inherently Southern. Gentlemen wear seersucker suits and drink mint juleps out of pewter cups. Ladies wear flowered dresses and outrageous hats. Horses are showered with roses. If you're not planning a tr ... More >>
There once was a point in history in which Americans would don their finery every day of the week. Not anymore -- especially, in South Florida. These days, we're lucky to see someone in an entire outfit without undergarments or butt cheeks hanging out (whether you appreciate the lack of clothing i ... More >>
The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 4. Although the race could be the shortest sporting event you'll ever watch, it's been coined "the most exciting two minutes in sports" for good reason. Just try to stay aloof when an entire roomful of people wearing giant hats are scre ... More >>
If you can't make it to Churchill Downs on May 5 for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby, take your giant-hat-wearing self over to Tap 42 for the biggest Derby celebration outside of Kentucky.Starting at 2 p.m., enjoy Tap 42's inaugural Derby Day with $5 Wild Turkey mint juleps. From 4 until the ... More >>
Photo: Flickr/thp365Now that your liver has had a day to recuperate from Cinco de Mayo it's time to get back on the horse and get your drink on once again! Dust off your best Great Gatsby inspired seersucker outfit because it's time for the Kentucky Derby! You don't have to be an equestrian enthu ... More >>
The sport is about as close as we come to watching ancient gladiatorial chariot races in the Coliseum.And now, as the state debates removing the racing requirements at pari-mutuels, longtime Florida tourist attractions like the harness racing track in Pompano Beach are left in some kind of limbo ... More >>
Though greyhound racing in Florida pre-dates pro football, baseball, just about every other kind of entertainment, the dog tracks in Broward and Miami-Dade have been losing money on the moribund industry. Dan Adkins, the president of the Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center in Hallandale Beach, ... More >>
Playwright Irish Pub in The Village at Gulfstream Park is the sister-pub to iconic Playwright in South Beach. Both pubs offer over a dozen beers on tap (including Guinness, of course), but only Playwright at Gulfstream offers live horse racing action right outside the window.  ... More >>
Flickr: cinnamon girl 71A bettor inspects the Racing Form at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach.
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Shirley Cunningham Jr.Shirley Cunningham Jr., an attorney based in Kentucky but who kept a penthouse apartment in the Waverly condominium in downtown Fort Lauderdale, will spend the next 20 years in a federal prison after being convicted of defrauding clients in a class-action suit against makers ... More >>
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