Derby Day 2010

The people and sights of Derby Day 2010.

Rain was a dominant feature for much of Derby Week.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Would this be the first Derby run under the lights?

Photo: Rick Samuels

Is that a river or the Churchill Downs track?

Photo: Dave Harmon

There was no sun shining bright on My Old Kentucky Home.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Even Pat Day couldn't stop the rain.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Track Superintentent Butch Lehr was a busy man.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Rain ponchos and boots were in fashion.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Rick Samuels

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

It wouldn't be the Derby without the hats.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Chad Harmon

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Mathea Kelley

A most appropriate hat for Derby Day.

Photo: Nellie Carlson

But, apparently flamingos are also at home in Kentucky.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Photo: Dave Harmon

On a wet day, this might have been the best hat design.

Photo: Chad Harmon

It's also important to put your best foot forward.

Photo: Nellie Carlson

Photo: Nellie Carlson

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Trying to spot a winner.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

I think I found the winner.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Maybe, he has the answers.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The answers were different in the infield.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Or, maybe there was an entirely different set of questions.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Chad Harmon

At least someone was embracing the weather.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Buckleupbuttercup and Julien Leparoux took the Eight Belles to get the stakes action started.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Julien Leparoux receives congratulations for a job well done.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Phola went from last to first to capture the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Atta Boy Roy took the Churchill Down Stakes leading all the way, while skimming the rail under Calvin Borel.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

Atta Boy Roy!

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Defending Champ Informed Decision was favored in the Humana Distaff.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, it was Mona de Momma who flew home for the victory.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The happy connections of Mona de Momma: owner Michael Talla (pink hat), trainer John Sadler (behind Talla), jockey Joel Rosario.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

General Quarters (right) scored a hard fought victory in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

To the delight of owner/trainer Tom McCarthy.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Jockey Miguel Mena has a quiet moment before riding Backtalk in the Derby.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The Kentucky Derby Class of 2010.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

A little mud didn't dampen the spirits on the walkover.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

What's a little mud, when the rewards are so great.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Calling all contenders for Derby 136

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Ok, now I'm ready for the Derby.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Who is that on the lead?

Photo: Rick Samuels

Everything's coming up roses in Kentucky on Derby Day.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Since 1875

Photo: Nellie Carlson

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