Derby 2009

Derby Day 2009

Welcome to Derby 135.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The day began with news that favorite I Want Revenge would stay in the barn.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The other news was the rain, which competed for attention with the Twin Spires.

Photo: Rick Samuels

But, the roses were always in focus.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Pausing to honor America.

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Doing a little shopping - Derby style.

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Posing for the camera before getting to work.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Derby Fashion

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Photo: Mike Corrado

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Photo: Mike Corrado

Derby Fashion?

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

This is the winner.

Photo: Mike Corrado

No, I have the winner.

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

This may take more studying.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Someone picked the right one.

Photo: Mike Corrado

It's all about having the right hat.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Photo: Mike Corrado

Photo: Mike Corrado

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Photo: Mike Corrado

Mike Smith takes time out to sign.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

In these economic times, everyone has to chip in.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Reflecting on Derby Day.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Honoring Eight Belles before the race named for her.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Rick Porter, owner of Eight Belles, receives an American flag from the US Navy prior to the 1st running of the Eight Belles (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Going to the post in the Eight Belles

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Go, go, go.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Einstein treated the fans to a repeat performance in the Woodford Reserve.

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

Testing the track conditions

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Everybody's ready

Photo: Elizabeth Lovejoy

The hardware is waiting.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

It's almost time for the big one.

Photo: Rick Samuels

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