This year's Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks have come and gone, but the memories will always remain. Following is a pictorial essay of some of my favorite scenes throughout the week leading up to both races. I hope you enjoy!
Did you attend this year's Kentucky Derby? If so, what were some of your favorite moments?
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Early morning on the Churchill Downs backstretch
KY Derby second-place finisher Commanding Curve hanging out in his stall
Trainer David Vance's barn kitty
Trainer Bob Baffert announcing the Hoppertunity won't run in the Derby
Me with 2009 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Chip Wooley who was at Churchill to promote the movie "50-1"
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas being interviewed on the backstretch
Kentucky Derby sixth-place finisher Dance With Fate stretching his legs two days before the race
Trainer Gary Contessa gives Uncle Sigh a love pat after he schools in the paddock Derby week
KY Oaks winner Untapable schools in the paddock
Pat Day statue at Churchill, surrounded by tulips
A couple of turf writers enjoying the Derby undercard races:)
Former jockey and NBC Sports analyst Donna Barton Brothers with Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino
Eventual second-place KY Oaks finisher My Miss Sophia before her run
Untapable brings home the lilies with Rosie Napravnik aboard!
Me with my racing friends Amanda and Brittlan on Derby Day
Actress Angela Bassett on the KY Derby red carpet
Terry O'Quinn of "Lost" is becoming a Derby red carpet regular
Movie producer Norton Herrick, partnership owner of Danza and Animal Kingdom
KY Derby winner California Chrome in the post parade