The Week in Photos: May 09, 2008

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 05/10/2008 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

Big Brown with jockey Kent Desormeaux breaks away from the pack on his way to winning the 134th Kentucky Derby.

Photo: Dave Black

Hall of Famer Trainer Frank Whiteley Jr. who trained Damascus, Ruffian, and Forego, died on May 2.

Photo: Todd Bennett

Frank Whiteley with Forego.

Photo: Image Club Graphics, Inc.

Before the Derby, Big Brown had his game face on.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

The 20 hole was the right spot for Big Brown (extreme left of photo) who was able to avoid all the trouble inside of him.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

At the end, Big Brown was racing only his shadow.

Photo: Rick Samuels

A birdseye view of Big Brown with Jockey Kent Desormeaux leading the field to the finish line.

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter

Big Brown contingent celebrate with the trophy.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

William Nack remembers his first Derby, May 3, 1958.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

On Derby Day, the red carpet was rolled out for 2007 Horse of the Year, Curlin. The Stephen Foster Handicap is next up for the champ.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

At the Post Position Draw, the fans come out to show their support.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Trainer Larry Jones takes his filly Eight Belles out for her morning work at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Oaks Day was a little wet.

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter

But, Proud Spell had no trouble splashing through the mud to victory.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Proud Spell owner Brereton C. Jones, right, with his wife Libby and the Lillies.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Proud Spells' Saddle Towel matches perfectly with the Oaks' lilies.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Three on the line in the Humana Distaff: Intangaroo, far left, catches Hystericalady on the rail and Baroness Thatcher (center)

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Einstein rolls to victory in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. I), presentation -- Patricia Cunningham, Robby Albarado, Paul Azinger presenter (Ryder Cup), and trainer Helen Pitts

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Elite Squadron romps in the Churchill Downs Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

In the rain on Oaks Day, champion Ginger Punch cruises in the Louisville Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

At Newmarket, Henrythenavigator (near side/blue) wins the Two Thousand Guineas over New Approach.

Photo: Trevor Jones

While Natagora pulled away to take the One Thousand Guineas.

Photo: Trevor Jones

This week, we say goodbye to two great mares. Millionaire Sharp Cat (Storm Cat - In Neon by Ack Ack) was known mostly for her prowess on the track.

Photo: Benoit Photo

While Terlingua (Secretariat - Crimson Saint by Crimson Satan) is most famous as the dam of Storm Cat.

Photo: Cheryl Manista

At Fair Hill, Nicanor (full-brother to 2006 Derby winner Barbaro) arrived to begin serious training.

Photo: Jim Coarse

Hard to keep quiet about Big Brown

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

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