"And they're off…"
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
Photo: Jeffrey Snyder
Bob Black Jack quickly assumes the lead as they pass by the grandstand for the first time.
Photo: RICK SAMUELS
Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF
Bob Black Jack (blue cap) maintained the lead going into the first turn.
Photo: Eliot J. Schechter
Around the next turn Big Brown races towards the front along the far outside (#20).
Coming into the top of the stretch Big Brown (left), Recapturetheglory (center), and Cowboy Cal (right) share the lead.
Big Brown then began to make his move into the stretch run.
Big Brown and Eight Belles begin to pull away from the rest of the field.
Photo: DAVE HARMON
Big Brown continues to extend his lead over the rest of the Kentucky Derby field.
In the end, Big Brown and jockey Kent Desormeaux were too powerful to be stopped on this day.
Big Brown is the winner of the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Photo: JEFFREY SNYDER
Jockey Kent Desormeaux celebrates his third Kentucky Derby victory after crossing the finish line aboard Big Brown.
Eight Belles made an outstanding trip around the track finishing as the runner-up of the 134th Kentucky Derby.
With the win Big Brown became just the seventh unbeaten Derby winner.
Kent Desormeaux continued to celebrate and thank the crowd after the win.
Big Brown and jockey Kent Desormeaux begin making their way to the winner's circle.
The celebration continued as Big Brown arrived at the Churchill Downs Winner's Circle.
The Big Brown team was presented the trophy and they could not have been happier.
Photo: ELIOT SCHECTER
Big Brown and jockey Kent Desormeaux are the 2008 Kentucky Derby winners.
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