Thursday, April 28th 2011
5:30am - alarm goes off
5:45am - dressed and taking the dog for his walk
6:20am - car packed up with camera gear and computers. Depart for my horses
6:35am - bring in my horses for the day and feed them
6:55am - leave the barn for Churchill Downs
8:10am - arrive at Churchill Downs and wait for the renovation break to end.
Not certain what to think of the pink tractors...
8:30am - renovation break is over and for the next 15 minutes or so, the track is only open to those horses training for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby along with their workmates.
Matt and I shoot some pretty pictures of pretty race horses...
|Joyful Victory, Oaks contender exercises under Larry Jones.|
|Street Story, Oaks contender, does a timed work under jockey Robby Albarado.|
|Uncle Mo gallops the Churchill Downs track.|
|My current equine crush, Shackleford, gallops in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.|
8:50 am go to Churchill Downs media center to download and send out our photos to media outlets.
10:00am get back in car and head back home to Lexington.
11:45am eat lunch, let dog out and take him for a short walk again.
12:30pm back in car and head to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Rolex 3-day eventing. Take more pretty pictures
Admire other people's dogs hanging out at Rolex
|Daisy the Great Dane leaning on her mom|
4:52pm is the race
Keertana wins with ease
Edit and send out race photos to race media.
6:00pm pack up and head over to barn to put my horses back out to their pasture
6:30pm get home, feed and let dog out.
6:45pm head over to Joseph-Beth Booksellers to see houseguest and friend Alex Brown speak about his book. Alex is an excellent speaker!
7:45pm have dinner
9:00pm get back home