Join Our Kentucky Derby Hangout This Thursday: With the Derby just around the corner, and the horse racing industry a topic of heated debate lately, we invite you to join our Google + video hangout to discuss horse racing and the Derby with our Joe Drape, a Times reporter who is an expert on horse racing. He is currently working on a powerful series on the topic (http://nyti.ms/IgTdXs
). Mr. Drape and Jay Schreiber, a Sports editor at The Times, will take your questions and join you in a discussion on Thursday May 3rd at 3 p.m EDT. If you’re interested in joining, you’ll need to be available for 40 minutes beginning a little before 3 and have and have a video camera-enabled computer. Please let us know that you’re interested by commenting below and telling us a bit about your thoughts on the Derby or horse racing in general. Please also add the New York Times to one of your circles so we can add you to the hangout. We will your confirm your participation by replying below.