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K-2: Name Your Horse

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Animal Kingdom, Comma to the Top, Pants on Fire, and Dialed In were horses racing on Saturday.  If you had a horse, what would you name it? 


Draw a picture of your horse and label it with his name.  Remember, you can decorate the saddle and number to match your name.

3-5: The Real Winner

Who deserves more credit for the win - Animal Kingdom, the horse, or Johnny Velazquez, the jockey who rode him?
 

6-8: Cheering for the Underdog

Animal Kingdom was not originally favored to win the derby.  Why do people root for the underdog?
 

9-12: The Morals of Gambling


Many people believe that gambling in wrong and immoral.  What do you think are the moral implications of gambling on horse races like the Kentucky Derby?


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