Derby Week along the backstretch rail is an anthropological study waiting to happen.
The post position draw for the Kentucky Derby unfolded like an early scene from a Hollywood movie, with every deserving horse getting close to their ideal post position.
Sunday morning on the backstretch after the Kentucky Derby.
After a week of growing crowds and excitement, Derby morning dawns quiet on the Churchill Downs backstretch.
The most accomplished, fastest colt in the Derby field, Uncle Mo now is widely considered a ruin and likely to scratch.
People endlessly debate whether the horses have the stamina to get the mile and a quarter in the Kentucky Derby, but humans, too, must have a strong foundation just to get through the post position draw.
Despite the weather, Tuesday turned out to be a pretty good morning after all, and those who stayed in bed missed all the fun.