2013 Kentucky Derby Sights

Images from Kentucky Derby Day 2013.

It was a gray start to Derby Day 139.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Martina McBride sang the National Anthem to open the festivities.

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Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

The weather did not deter the "Mayor of The Infield."

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Photo: Rick Schmitt

It's best not to get in their way.

Photo: Rick Schmitt

The rain did not keep people away,

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Photo: Dave Harmon

nor deter the enthusiasm of the crowd.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, it left the track a soupy mess.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Rain? What rain. I do not acknowledge the rain.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Atigun, third in last year's Belmont Stakes, won an allowance race on the turf early in the day.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Is that a hat or a new way to sneak someone into the Derby?

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Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

I was just trying to blend in.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Adam Richman from Travel Channel's Food v. Man poses with fans for photos.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

The first stakes race of the day, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes, provided a fantastic finish as Berlino Di Tiger just held off 9-year-old Chamberlain Bridge.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

 Jockey Leandro R. Goncalves breathes a sigh of relief after the close finish.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

It's the Derby, so there must be hats.

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Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Photo: Mathea Kelley

They completely blew the hat budget this year.

Photo: Rick Samuels

However, ponchos seem to outnumber hats this year.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, the best fashionistas combined the two.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Rick Samuels

Aubby K floated over the slop, scoring her first grade I in the Humana Distaff under Edgar Prado.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

It was an impressive performance for the daughter of Street Sense, who had a pretty good day on the first Saturday in May in 2007.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Edgar Prado was all smiles after winning the Humana Distaff aboard Aubby K.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

The connections of Aubby K, a little soggy, but no one seems to mind.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Getting back to basics.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Keeping a close eye on the action.

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Off in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

For a moment, it looked as if 2012 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile winner Hungry Island would repeat.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

But, Stephanie's Kitten ran her down to ge the win.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Have to keep your strength up.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Everything's better with roses.

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University of Louisville basketball players came out to support Coach Rick Pitino, who owns part of Derby runner Goldencents.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Strategy Session

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Favorite Delauny flaunted his speed in the Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II), winning by 4 lengths. 

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Delauny and Rosie Napravnik are on their way to the Winner's Circle.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Heading to the post for the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, the scratch of Point of Entry left 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan as the heavy favorite.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Slim Shadey didn't seem too thrilled to be facing Wise Dan, as he tried to go over the starting gate prior to the race.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The yielding turf was no obstacle Wise Dan, who bounded away from the compeition in the stretch.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Group hug: Amy LoPresti gives Mr. and Mrs. Morton Fink a hug in the winner circle.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Wise Dan enters the Winner's Circle after the Woodford Reserve.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Is this seat taken?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

If we put out heads together, we can conquer anything, even the rain.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

I can smell the rose. The time must be near.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

The trophies are in need of a home.

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Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

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Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Smile, we'll want to remember this day.

Photo: Rick Samuels

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