Since I was the last one in the media center the other night, I missed the van and had to take the employee shuttle. It was a memorable ride.
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.
Photographer Scott Serio outfits trainer Karyn Wittek with a helmet camera to capture the thrill of riding a thoroughbred under the famed twin spires of Churchill Downs.
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.
Jeff Krulik arrives at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby week.
John Scheinman and filmmaker Jeff Krulik traveled to Bonita one April afternoon to catch up with Deputed Testamony and Go for Gin.
Peer into the past and find that mint juleps, celebrities, big hats, and shocking upsets have always been a part of the Derby experience. As always, the horses are wonderful.
A lot of fans don’t know about the tempestuous relationship between Derby contender Uncle Mo and his stablemate, Awesome Maria.