The Week in Photos: May 02, 2008

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

Once again attention has turned to Churchill Downs as the racing world prepares for the 134th Kentucky Derby.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

They all come to Louisville, Kentucky hoping to claim this beautiful trophy.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

They horses begin arriving at Churchill Downs just days before the big race.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Trainers make their final preparations before Saturday arrives.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The horses begin gearing up for their final workouts.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The Derby contenders begin schooling in the popular paddock area of Churchill Downs.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

On Wednesday attention turned to the 4th Street Live Entertainment District of Louisville for the Kentucky Derby Post Position draw.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Racing fans were there to support their favorite horse as the field was being set.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

A good cleaning is always a must before the big race.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The horses wait patiently for the first Saturday in May to arrive.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Early Kentucky Derby favorite Big Brown enjoys the cool down.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Visionaire looks ready for his shot at the garland of roses.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

As night falls once again on beautiful Churchill Downs we get closer to the big day.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

As the crowds begin arriving it won't be long before we have another Kentucky Derby champion.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

It all happens under the distinct feature of the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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