In the spirit of Derby week, I am posting a few im...

In the spirit of Derby week, I am posting a few images I shot Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

Many of you know that I am attending Western Kentucky University's AMAZING photojournalism program via a scholarship from the Race for Education. This is an organization that awards merit-based scholarships to students pursuing equine-related degrees or those students who have grown up with working family members in the racehorse industry. The bulk of scholarship funds come from racehorses who have been nominated to the program. Most are signed up to donate 1-2% of their winnings; some as high as 10%. Among the images are Street Sense, a favorite in the derby, who is a Race for Education horse, so as you can imagine I am rooting hard for him! Should he win, his earnings will donate $16,000 to the Race for Education - that is almost one full scholarship.

I hope you got the hint to take a moment to visit the Race for Education website. There is an image on the front page of myself and two other scholarship recipients with Street Sense, as well as tons of information about the Race for Education.

Feel free to leave comments about your Derby and Oaks favorites! Street Sense below!

Bwana Bull:

Hard Spun:


Storm In May:


Lets not forget the oaks ladies! Dreaming of Anna is the first; Mystical Plan is the last.

Have a fabulous day!