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April 9, 2013
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This Charlie runs a different type of race

Govenor Charlie is running again, but not for Nevada’s chief executive office. Govenor Charlie, a three-year-old race horse named for the late Nevada Gov. Charles H. Russell, might be missing a letter from his name, but he didn’t miss his chance at eligibility to race in the Kentucky Derby on May 4. “If the next (few) weeks go well,” said owner Mike Pegram, a Northern Nevada casino executive, “he’ll be in the starting gate.” The ways in which Govenor Charlie got a name tied to Nevada political lore and won the right to be a derby contender represent a two-pronged …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 9, 2013 06:56PM Published Apr 10, 2013 02:44AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.