Race To The Finish
©2005 John Hultgren, Louisville, Kentucky
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Jockeys and horses take off on the day of the Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.
N 38° 12.227' W 85° 46.202'
Churchill Downs, which officially opened in 1875, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. The track is named for John and Henry Churchill, who leased 80 acres of land to their nephew, Colonel M. Lewis Clark (grandson of explorer William Clark). Today, Churchill Downs covers 147 acres and has seating capacity for 51,000 (although crowds at the Derby can reach over 140,000). This photograph was taken on the inside turf track.
Nikon D100, 200 ASA, 200 mm focal length, 1/100 sec, f/10 05/07/2005 16:54 EDT
This photograph was awarded honorable mention in the 2005 Indianapolis Star Photo Contest.
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