Derby Week along the backstretch rail is an anthropological study waiting to happen.
John Scheinman talks to trainer Dale Romans about Dullahan, one of this year’s top contenders, and about the potential Derby pace.
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.
Just another day on the backstretch. A loose horse and Ruben Sierra are among the day’s sights and sounds.
One horseplayer’s rallying cry to his hometown heroes and friends, Kathy and Timmy Ritvo.
The most accomplished, fastest colt in the Derby field, Uncle Mo now is widely considered a ruin and likely to scratch.
For many at Churchill Downs during Derby Week, it’s business as usual.
My first visit to Churchill Downs’ legendary backstretch is in the rain. The pouring rain. But John Scheinman guides me through the sights and sounds and most importantly, the thoroughbred right-of-way. Then, to Wagner’s Pharmacy.