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McBride to sing anthem before Derby

Martina McBride
Martina McBride will sing the national anthem before the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)

UNDER WRAPS

Kentucky Derby horses are preparing quietly, but they'll be ready for the roar come Saturday.

Country music singer Martina McBride is scheduled to sing the national anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby.

The Run for the Roses is May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

She is scheduled to sing shortly after 5 p.m. ET. Post time is 6:24 p.m.

Previous Derby national anthem singers have been Mary J. Blige, Jordan Sparks, Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.

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