Remembering Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo Kentucky Derby Epic

Remembering Hunter S. Thompson’s Gonzo Kentucky Derby Epic

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Source:rollingstone.com.
Forty-six years on, few people remember (or even care) that the 1970 Kentucky Derby was won by a horse called Dust Commander. And yet, the legacy of that particular race continues to loom large — not because of what happened at Churchill Downs, but because Hunter S. Thompson was there to write about it.

“The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,” Thompson’s account of the race for Scanlan’s Monthly, is the subject of Gonzo @ the Derby, a highly entertaining new entry in ESPN’s 30 For 30 Shorts series. (You can view the film here.

Goto Original Post: http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/news/remembering-hunter-s-thompsons-fear-loathing-at-the-kentucky-derby-20160511

Author: Dan Epstein

Published: Wed May 11 2016 14:43:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)

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