American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby

derby15-1Sorry to be so late with this, but yesterday was drive home day which takes 12+ hours.  American Pharoah was the favorite and did not disappoint his fans, taking the lead in the stretch and winning the Kentucky Derby by a length for trainer Bob Baffert (his 4th Derby winner), jockey Victor Espinoza (his 3rd Derby win), and owner Ahmed Zayat (his first).

derby15-10Sadly for us photographers, they run the Derby much later in the day than the Oaks so no pretty sunshine photos because of the huge shadow from the grandstand that covers the track by that point.  At least there was a bit of fun at the trophy presentation though.   Baffert is the white haired guy with his wife behind him and son next to him..Zayat is the guy in the sunglasses with his son in front of him.


About sysclp

I do a lot of different things. I am a horse racing photographer, I make jewelry, and I crochet. Here I will mostly concentrate on crochet. I live in Ontario, Canada, now but I am from the deep South and lived in Alabama before I moved here.
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