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Barbara Laskin

Media Alert
Macalester College’s Stake in the Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 1 at 5:14 p.m.

Jerry Crawford and Paddy O’Prado

Jerry Crawford and Paddy O’Prado

April 26, 2010 – St. Paul, Minn.

What:  Paddy O’Prado, one of the 20 horses in the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, has a Macalester connection. Macalester alumnus Jerry Crawford ’71, who founded the Donegal Racing partnership which owns the horse, will donate his part of the purse from the Kentucky Derby to Macalester College.

Who: Donegal Racing, the 10-member partnership which owns Paddy O’Prado, was founded in 2008.  Nine members, including managing partner Jerry Crawford, are from Des Moines, Iowa. Crawford is also the managing owner of the Iowa Energy, a Des Moines National Basketball Association Development League team, and partner in the law firm of Crawford & Quilty.

When: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 5:14 p.m. Central Time
Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.

Contact: Barbara K. Laskin, Macalester College, 651-399-3252

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