2013 Kentucky Derby Week

The horses and people of Derby (and Oaks) Week 2013.

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Dawn at the Downs crowd

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Oxbow

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Vyjack

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Flashy Gray

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Pat Day

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Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents, gets his first tour of Churchill Downs Sunday morning.

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Oxbow (L) and stablemate Will Take Charge, getting a bath after their Monday morning work at Churchill Downs.

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Oxbow gets a bath.

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D. Wayne Lukas

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Will Take Charge during his bath Monday morning.

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Will Take Charge during his bath Monday morning.

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Midnight Lucky

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Bob Baffert

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Will Take Charge

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Bob Baffert comes in for some coffee and a chat with Chris Tingley in the Barn Area Media Center.

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Black Onyx

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Jockey Calvin Borel talks with reporters.

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Charming Kitten

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Close Hatches

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Close Hatches

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Code West with Mike Smith (right), and filly Midnight Lucky (left), working together.

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Flashy Gray

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Flashy Gray

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Frac Daddy

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Code West and Mike Smith

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Goldencents

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Kevin Krigger

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Goldencents

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Golden Soul

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Govenor Charlie

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Golden Soul

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Govenor Charlie and Power Broker on the track.

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Java's War

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Equine massage therapist Larry "Thumper" Jones with Team O'Neill.

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Midnight Lucky

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Bill Mott

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Normandy Invasion

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Normandy Invasion

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Charming Kitten

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Normandy Invasion

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Doug O'Neill

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Orb outside his barn.

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Shug McGaughey with exercise rider Jennifer Patterson

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Revolutionary

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Orb

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Garrett O'Rourke with Juddmonte Farm, owner of Close Hatches

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Palace Malice

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Oxbow

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Todd Pletcher

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Princess of Sylmar

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Normandy Invasion

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An outrider chases after a loose horse.

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Rose to Gold

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Mike Smith

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Titletown Five

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Gary Stevens

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Frac Daddy

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Verrazano

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Orb

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Verrazano

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Todd Pletcher

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Palace Malice

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Verrazano

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Cleaning tack at Todd Pletcher's barn.

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Palace Malice

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Will Take Charge

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Vyjack

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Vyjack

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Revolutionary

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WinStar's Elliott Walden and Chris Baker watch Revolutionary work.

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Will Take Charge

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Trainer Bob Baffert in the backstretch media center.

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Charming Kitten

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Falling Sky

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Flashy Gray

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Goldencents

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Mine That Bird and Winston

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Golden Soul

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Orb

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Oxbow

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Oxbow

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Palace Malice

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Jim Covello, owner of Falling Sky

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Falling Sky

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Doug O'Neill talks to reporters.

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Pure Fun

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Vyjack

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Will Take Charge

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Orb

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Fans line the fence on the backstretch during Derby week.

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Horses training at Churchill Downs during Derby week.

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After the jockey jumped off, the groom tries to control a horse on his way to the track.

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Doug O'Neill talks to the media Derby week.

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Trainer Rudy Rodriguez walks past one of four, small cameras (above the fan on the left) outside his Kentucky Derby contender Vyjack's stall at Churchill Downs.

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A close-up of one of four, small cameras outside Kentucky Derby contender Vyjack's stall at Churchill Downs.

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Are you ready for me?

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 Training tack at the Doug O'Neill barn at Churchill Downs.

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Tom Amoss, trainer of Mylute

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Itsmyluckyday in his shedrow.

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Chad Brown, trainer of Normandy Invasion

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Vyjack

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Eddie Plesa Jr., trainer of Itsmyluckyday

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Beholder

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Black Onyx

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Palace Malice

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B. Wayne Hughes

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Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mandella

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Alan Garcia

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 Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. with Itsmyluckyday

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Mylute

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Mylute

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Itsmyluckyday

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Steam rises after a workout.

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Beholder in her shedrow

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Trainer Shug McGaughey speaks with Exercise Rider Jen Patterson aboard Orb.

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NCAA champion coach RIck Pitino talks with media outside Goldencents' Barn.

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  Backstretch scene with Goldencents


 Backstretch scene/Goldencents

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Kenny McPeek

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Frac Daddy

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orb

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Frac Daddy

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Close Hatches

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Orb sticking his tongue out during his bath.

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Golden Soul

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Frac Daddy

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Normandy Invasion

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Black Onyx

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Seaneen Girl

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Seaneen Girl

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Itsmyluckyday

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Overanalyze

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Unlimited Budget

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Palace Malice

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Palace Malice

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Oxbow

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Verrazano

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Will Take Charge

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Will Take Charge

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Vyjack with Rudy Rodriguez up.

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Jen Patterson is all smiles aboard Derby favorite, Orb, as they head to the track at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013.

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Orb in his stall with Exercise Rider Jen Patterson.

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Trainer Shug McGauhey puts the exercise saddle cloth on Orb.

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Falling Sky

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Normandy Invasion goes a little faster than expected on May 2.

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Normandy Invasion

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Normandy Invasion

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Will Take Charge

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Will Take Charge

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Overanalyze

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Verrazano

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Palace Malice

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Vyjack

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Will Take Charge

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Will Take Charge

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Giant Finish

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Trainer Todd Pletcher at the Derby Draw.

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Churchill Downs' The Mansion open a whole new dimension of luxury for the track's most elite guests.

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The Mansion

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Black Onyx

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Black Onyx

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Goldencents shaking off after his bath.

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Java's War

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Normandy Invasion

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Goldencents

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Itsmyluckyday

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Charming Kitten

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Revolutionary

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Falling Sky

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Louisville Cardinals' player Gorgui Dieng dons jockey Kevin Kriggers hat and whip as Goldencents' co-owner Dave Kenney reacts.

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Coach Rick Pitino, left, with Spendthrift Farm rep Mark Toothacre.

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Java's War (L) and stablemate Frac Daddy, getting their baths.

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Oxbow

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Seaneen Girl

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NCAA champion coach RIck Pitino talks with media outside Goldencents' Barn.

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Vyjack

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Frac Daddy getting a bath.

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Java's War

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Trainer Rudy Rodriguez on Vyjack.

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Trainer Rudy Rodriguez, on Vyjack,

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Goldencents

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Frac Daddy

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Charming Kitten

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Verrazano

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Verrazano

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Palace Malice

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Palace Malice

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Revolutionary

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Revolutionary

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Itsmyluckyday

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Julien Leparoux

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Pure Fun

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Midnight Lucky

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Midnight Lucky

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Pure Fun

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Pure Fun

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Falling Sky

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Good morning

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Beholder's tack stands ready.

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Giant Finish was the last Derby horse to arrive at Churchill Downs.

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Orb draws a crowd.

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Orb walks to the track with his connections, Mr and Mrs. Shug McGaughey and son Chip (foreground) and Daisy Phipps (bluejeans).

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Java's War

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Normandy Invasion

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Orb

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Palace Malice

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Oxbow

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Pure Fun

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Revolutionary

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Rose to Gold

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Unlmited Budget

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Verrazano

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Vyjack

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Palace Malice

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Beholder

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Black Onyx

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Close Hatches

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Goldencents

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Itsmyluckyday

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Java's War

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Normandy Invasion

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Vyjack

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Goldencents

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Palace Malice

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Black Onyx

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Golden Soul

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Falling Sky

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Overanalyze

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Revolutionary

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Orb grazing Friday morning.

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Orb laughing at the competition.

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