The Blood-Horse: 05/10/2008 issue
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.
At the Post Position Draw, the fans come out to show their support.
Trainer Larry Jones takes his filly Eight Belles out for her morning work at Churchill Downs.
Oaks Day was a little wet.
But, Proud Spell had no trouble splashing through the mud to victory.
Proud Spell owner Brereton C. Jones, right, with his wife Libby and the Lillies.
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)
Einstein rolls to victory in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. I), presentation -- Patricia Cunningham, Robby Albarado, Paul Azinger presenter (Ryder Cup), and trainer Helen Pitts
Elite Squadron romps in the Churchill Downs Stakes.
In the rain on Oaks Day, champion Ginger Punch cruises in the Louisville Stakes.
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.
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
Copyright © 2013 Blood-Horse Publications. All rights reserved internationally.