Derby Day 2008

Sights and Sounds of Kentucky Derby 2008.

The Twin Spires await another Derby Day.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Readying the track after a wet Oaks Day.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

The calm before the storm (or is it the calm after the storm?)

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Every little bit helps sweep the water away.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Two Churchill Legends: Aristides and Pat Day.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

State Police officers walk past the new Peb mural on the second floor.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Passing through security.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Are you interested in a $1000 Mint Julep?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Or, maybe this is more your style - I'll take the big one.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Studying the possibilities.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Have I got a tip for you.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Just a dollar to show your support for your Derby pick and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Some serious horsepower on display here.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Derby Hats are always in style.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Some Derby Hats are always in style.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Derby Jockey Javier Castellano (Big Truck) takes time out to greet fans.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Unroll the red carpet, a star is arriving.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

It's Horse of the Year Curlin.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Curlin draws a crowd - is that horse running today?

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

These fans are in the pink.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Does that horse have a ticket?

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Susan Sommwe-Luarca paints in the paddock at Churchill Downs a portrait of Affirmed to commemorate the 30th running of Affirmed's Kentucky Derby victory. The painting is to be auctioned on E-Bay for charity.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

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