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Henry Ford's Derby in the D
The mint juleps were icy as more than 400 Henry Ford Health System thoroughbreds flocked to the second annual Derby in the D at the Motor City Casino. Approximately 100 of them ($1,250 ticket) arrived early for a reception in the ballroom before joining the hoi polloi in the SoundBoard where the 141st race for the roses was shown on the big screen. Guests numbered more than 400 (tickets $200 & up), including a group of the Next Generation ($125-tickets) headed by Lauren Meier. Everybody had a chance to be a winning bettor based on a simple raffle ticket system, but honorary committee member Doreen Hermelin’s name was that chosen by the luck of the draw