Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby contenders gather for pre-race runs, work

Kentucky Derby hopeful Frac Daddy, with exercise rider Victor Lebron, galloped out during workouts Monday at Churchill Downs. Photo by Jonathan Palmer
Kentucky Derby hopeful Frac Daddy, with exercise rider Victor Lebron, galloped out during workouts Monday at Churchill Downs. Photo by Jonathan Palmer Herald-Leader

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

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