The weekend began with Downs After Dark on Friday night.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Filling up the paddock in the early evening.
Dancing the night away.
Showing off some stellar dance moves.
Hi I'm Jill Byrne, I'll be your disco handicapper for the evening.
These boots were made for dancing.
Relaxing in the paddock.
Discussing the Pick Six?
Bring On the Night
Only the shadow knows the winner.
The lights that make the night possible.
Crossing the wire under the lights.
Breaking from the gate under the lights on the turf.
Checking out the horses is a bit of a challenge in the dark.
The Spires watch over night racing at Churchill Downs.
The connections of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver receive their hardware on Stephen Foster Day.
The WinStar family celebrates Super Saver's Kentucky Derby victory.
The fans lined up for autographs from 70s Derby winning connections and racing allstars.
Hall of Fame Jockey Chris McCarron talks with a young fan.
Rachel Alexandra looked like her old self, romping in the Fleur de Lis (gr. II).
Rachel Alexandra wags her tongue at the competition.
Photo: Mark Mahan
Jess Jackson leads his filly into the Winner's Circle.
Rachel Alexandra in the Winner's Circle.
The happy (and relieved) connections of Rachel Alexandra.
The Jefferson Cup (gr. III) was quite a battle, Gleam of Hope emerged with the victory.
Colizeo and Worldly fought it out in the Northern Dancer (gr. III), with Colizeo pulling away for the win.
No Regrets for Caminadora, who pays $66.80 in the Regret Stakes (gr. III).
Photo: Mathea Kelley
The plan for Battle Plan in the Stephen Foster (gr. I) was to go to the lead.
It almost worked, but Blame ran down Battle Plan late to win the Stephen Foster.
Blame in the Winner's Circle
The Blame connections celebrate.
Under the Twin Spires, Blame takes them home.
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