the morning began around 5:45am when we ventured to the backside of churchill downs to see the beginning of prepping the horses for DERBY!
johns dad owns two horses that will be racing tomorrow so he brought us to see the behind the scenes work of the jockeys, horses, owners, trainers, and horse washers.
it was an absolutely beautiful morning and the feeling of the magnificent kentucky derby was surrounding our excitement.
the view from the backside to the twin towers. infamous.
if i could be anything, i'd be a horse photographer.
how blessed am i?
my fiancé, my future father in law, my dad.
the love of my life.
in true kentucky fashion, these guys were sitting in front of us.
never gets old.
his horse kept sticking his tongue out at us. how rude!
where the horses live.
and these are the betting windows in the paddock... calm before the storm.
empty today, full tomorrow.
colton loves horses too.
two of these horses are john's dad's horse. pretty cool, eh?
johns dad, my sister, moi, my dad, my nephew. :)
here's to winning tons of $$ on the winning horse!
who are you betting for?