Item writer Steve Krause and his wife, Linda, dress up for a past Kentucky Derby.

Krause: The most exciting two minutes in sports? You bet!

Today is Derby Day, when anybody who has ever seen a horse dons fancy clothes, drinks a mint julep, and puts down a bet. 

Today will be the only day that three-fourths of the people in the United States who will watch "the most exciting two minutes in sports" give a hoot about racehorses. 

I'm one of those people. I'm a bit more interested in it now than I was, say, a decade ago, but I'm no expert. The only horse slated to run today whose name I even know is Brooklyn Strong. And that's only because Pa…

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