Turtle Recall: With Kentucky Derby Dashed, Turtles Run Slow and Steady Race

With the Kentucky Derby rescheduled from its traditional first Saturday in May, fans will be able to watch the slowest eight minutes in sports instead.

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Losing the Kentucky Derby has left race fans shell-shocked. The first Saturday in May has yielded to the legs of a bunch of slowpokes: Seattle Slow headlines a field of turtles — yes, turtles — that will race in the Kentucky Turtle Derby. Call it, the slowest eight minutes in sports. The race is more methodical marathon that mad dash to the finish — though the victor can win at the line by a turtleneck…

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