Back in the shedrow, Churchill Downs horseshoer Todd Boston lays a new Kerckhaert raceplate on a hoof of Prospective, trained by Mark Casse.
Details, details: Churchill Downs knows the power of details.
Where are you celebrating the Derby today?
A vet's station wagon left open while he or she was working on the backside at Churchill. Tabitha Kaylee Hawk photo.
El Padrino for Todd Pletcher. This horse has been below the radar the past few weeks.
Which horse's name will go up on the paddock sign next?
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