Keeneland Spring 2012

Scenes from opening weekend at Keeneland, April 2012.

Hope springs eternal at Keeneland.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Getting ready for opening day.

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

Sprucing up the paddock.

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

No detail is too small.

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

The horses were preparing as well,

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

as man and beast welcomed the arrival of spring.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Some came to Keeneland early, shopping for the next star.

Photo: Keeneland

For those whose budgets are a little smaller.

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

Two-year-olds opened the meet, including the first runner for Run Away and Hide, Larry Zip It,

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

and for Street Boss, Fire Your Boss.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, it was Skylander, by Bring the Heat, who recorded the initial 2012 win at Keeneland.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Do you like anything today?

Photo: Mallory Haigh

I'm thinking about the 7.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

The many colors of spring.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Dreaming of a winner.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Hats, anyone?

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Succcessful Dan returned to the races, with an allowance win on opening day.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

A beautiful day for a stroll through the paddock.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Silver Max dominated the Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT), Friday's feature race.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

as Robby Albarado piloted him to a 5 1/2 length win.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Racing Ambassador

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Making new friends

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Hold still for that perfect shot.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Future Jockeys

Photo: Mallory Haigh

Karlovy Vary played catch me if you can in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I).

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

No one could, as she was 3/4 length in front at the finish.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

A happy James Graham celebrates the Ashland win with Karlovy Vary.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

lots of smiles from the winning connections of Karlovy Vary.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

We'll be back, will you?

Photo: Mallory Haigh

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