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9 journalists (including yours truly) race at Calder Saturday

If you want to see possibly the slowest 100-yard dash ever, come out Saturday to Calder Casino and Race Course.

That's where  nine local media members will run on Calder's main track in a 100-yard dash for charity during "Florida's Biggest Kentucky Derby Party" at Calder. 

The foot race will take place after Calder's fourth race, and Calder will make a donation of $2,500 to each participant's charity of choice. (Mine is the SunSentinel Children's Fund. I didn't have time to set up a Nick Sortal Charity for a New Car.)

Here are the eight others:

Tanto Irie from WHQT (Hot 105 FM)

Steve Goldstein from WINZ (940 AM)

Steve Young from WMXJ (Majic 102.7 FM)

Jeff Martin from WLYF (101.5 Lite FM)

Julie Guy from WFLC (97.3 FM The Coast)

Diana Diaz from WSVN (FOX-7)

Julie Durda from WPLG (ABC-10)

Trina Robinson from WTVJ (NBC-6)

Although Calder is not taking wagers on the race, the early favorite is WINZ-940 AM’s Steve Goldstein, last year’s runner-up to WPLG-Ch. 10’s Jason Martinez, who is out of town. (I came in fifth.)

Pray for rain; I'm a mudder.

Both Calder and Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino are promoting their Derby Day party as the largest. I'll have more info on them in Thursday's post.

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