Kentucky Derby contenders gather for pre-race runs, work

April 29, 2013 

Larger-than-life human and horse personalities were on display on the Churchill Downs backside Monday as preparations continued for Saturday's 139th Kentucky Derby. Trainers Doug O'Neill, D.Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert along with jockeys Kevin Krigger, Gary Stephens, Pat Day and Chris McCarron talked to or about horses. While hopefuls Will Take Charge, Power Broker, Falling Sky, Oxbow, Vyjack, Chaming Kitten, Governor Charlie and Frac Daddy got on the track. Photos by Jonathan Palmer

See the gallery here if you're on some mobile devices

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service