Up Close and Personal

May 2, 2012: Early morning at Churchill Downs.

May 2, 2012: Early morning at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Downs provides fans with a way to get a glimpse of their favorite horses during the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Dawn at the Downs gives everyone the chance to head to the track in the early morning hours to catch the workouts of not only the Oaks and Derby horses, but all of the others that are out to stretch their legs. Since you can sit anywhere you want, we always get there very early and park ourselves at the finish line on the rail. It’s a fantastic way to get up close and personal with all of the horses!

May 2, 2012: Dawn at the Downs is a great way to introduce yourself to Churchill Downs during Derby week.

May 2, 2012: Dawn at the Downs is a great way to introduce yourself to Churchill Downs during Derby week.

May 2, 2012: Horses line up along the rail and wait their turn for a gallop.

May 2, 2012: Horses line up along the rail and wait their turn for a gallop.

May 2, 2012: Oaks Lily warms up, jogging the wrong way around the track. Her connections were hoping to get her into the Kentucky Oaks, but she didn't quite make the cut.

May 2, 2012: Oaks Lily warms up, jogging the wrong way around the track. Her connections were hoping to get her into the Kentucky Oaks, but she didn’t quite make the cut.

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