This past Saturday was the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. The penultimate time I was there was in 1973, when Secretariat won and went on to win the Triple Crown. It's a little hard to top that, even though I was watching from the infield on a blanket, trying to stay away from the totally inadequate restrooms, and not wearing a hat or gloves.
My dear photographer friend, Dave, went back and worked the Derby this year. I don't have any of those photos, but I do have some of his from a Derby in the late '70's. His parents lived in Louisville near Churchill Downs and there were always large numbers of folks making their way to the run for the roses on the sidewalk in front of Harry and Irma's house. Which was an irresistible pull for Dave and his camera. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have over the years.