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Social Studies: Gearing up for the mane event

Last Updated on May 13, 2016 by Aaron Hinchliffe

Dubbed the most exciting two minutes in sports, theKentucky Derby kicks off the high season for horse-racing fans around the country. There’s the Derby this Saturday, thePreakness Stakes on May 21 and the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Could we have a Triple Crown winner two years in a row?

That will make for good Derby party conversation, and you’ll find lots of toppers and mint juleps around town at a bevy of such bashes.

Coppersmith (40 W. Third St., Boston; 617-658-3452; coppersmithboston.com): Wear your favorite outre hat Saturday, and the folks at this Southie resto will treat you to a free appetizer. Watch the world’s top thoroughbreds atChurchill Downs on a 12-foot projection screen and sip traditional mint juleps. Chef Jason Heard will also be serving up house-smoked BBQ favorites.

Source: Boston Herald

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