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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Churchill Downs-Kentucky Derby



Churchill Downs is a beautiful old race track just steaming with history. We were surprised that it was in downtown Louisville. The museum was very interesting and we learned a lot. You have to have money to afford the race! The cheapest ticket is $350 and must be purchased 9-12 mos ahead. A $40 general admission ticket will get you in the gate but you can't go near the track. Would love to see the race though.








One of the greatest jockeys




Winners Circle



The winning jockey



Out to the stands



The track...wet!!





Before the race




Lunch at the Derby Cafe



8 Belles-only came in 2nd





The crowd



C'mon Seabiscuit!



Winner Circle






Aaaand there off!






The weigh in isn't going so well...too light!



1 comment:

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