Opening Weekend at Keeneland 2008

Spring in the Bluegrass means Keeneland. Experience Opening Weekend in photos.

And they're off! Another Spring of Racing begins at Keeneland.

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Fueling up at the Track Kitchen for a long day.

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The horses need to fuel up too.

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Out for an early morning jog.

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Going through the paces on the training track.

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Arriving for a day at the races.

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Some arrive with a little more style than others.

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Passing through the turnstyle.

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Out of the dark and into the light of Keeneland.

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Need a program to check out the players.

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Required fashion accessories: binoculars,

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A hat (and a cell phone),

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and a stuffed horse.

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Loading them up.

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Heading into the first turn.

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Going head and head.

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The final turn.

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Cheering home a winner.

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Relaxing in the clubhouse.

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Dressed for success.

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I've got a winning ticket!

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TVG's Jill Byrne prepares to broadcast.

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Derby Hopeful Pyro schools in the Keeneland paddock.

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Enjoying the spoils of the day.

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Studying the horses in the paddock.

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Kodiak Kowboy schools.

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Discussing the feature race.

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County Star looks the part of the favorite in the Ashland.

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Unfortunately, she reared in the gate which may have comprised her chances.

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Running into the turn.

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Little Belle and Bsharpsonata battle down the stretch in the Ashland.

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Jockey Rajiv Maragh on Little Belle gives a high five to the filly's groom after victory in the Ashland.

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Celebration in the Ashland winner's circle, l-r, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Bell (Wendy), with jockey Rajiv Maragh (back to camera) giving high five to trainer Neal McLaughlin. Bell is president of Darley America.

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Back to the barn after a long day.

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