Once again attention has turned to Churchill Downs as the racing world prepares for the 134th Kentucky Derby.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
They all come to Louisville, Kentucky hoping to claim this beautiful trophy.
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
They horses begin arriving at Churchill Downs just days before the big race.
Trainers make their final preparations before Saturday arrives.
The horses begin gearing up for their final workouts.
The Derby contenders begin schooling in the popular paddock area of Churchill Downs.
On Wednesday attention turned to the 4th Street Live Entertainment District of Louisville for the Kentucky Derby Post Position draw.
Racing fans were there to support their favorite horse as the field was being set.
A good cleaning is always a must before the big race.
The horses wait patiently for the first Saturday in May to arrive.
Early Kentucky Derby favorite Big Brown enjoys the cool down.
Photo: RICK SAMUELS
Visionaire looks ready for his shot at the garland of roses.
As night falls once again on beautiful Churchill Downs we get closer to the big day.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
As the crowds begin arriving it won't be long before we have another Kentucky Derby champion.
It all happens under the distinct feature of the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.
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