Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Kentucky Derby

I had the privilege of covering the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby for AFP (Agence France Presse) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Having worked alongside a talented staff of AFP wire shooters in Washington, it was a treat to have my work appear on the same wire. A real plus of shooting the Derby is working amongst all the professional sports photographer who descend upon Kentucky in the first week of May, as well as friends and fellow PJ's from WKU.

Steam rises from racehorse Miss Havisham as she is given a bath by stablehands in the stable area of Churchill Downs after her morning workout in Louisville, Kentucky on the morning of the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, May 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT