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Photo provided Wadena's John Scheiding and Barb Scheiding followed the traditions of the Kentucky Derby when they attended the 135th running May 9 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Longshot on dark horse pays off

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If you are looking for a long shot winner in a horse race you would be smart to talk to Barb Scheiding first.

John Scheiding was all set to put a $2 bet down on a good mudder May 9 at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. The Wadena trucker had taken Barb and her friend, Jennifer Mann, to the famous race as part of a promise he made long ago.

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"I told her when she was a little girl that when she graduated I'd take her to the Kentucky Derby and she held me to it," Scheiding said.

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