Derby Fever!Dateline: 4/30/00
The big day is approaching and the fever is building at Churchill Downs. Here is a series of photos by Tina Hines to give you a taste of what it is like being there.
Neil Drysdale concentrates on his horses. He has two of the favorites in his first trip to the Kentucky Derby, including the likely post time favorite Fusaichi Pegasus.
Bad boy Fusaichi Pegasus give us the evil eye on his way to a workout. Hopefully he can contain his willful personality on Derby day!
Drysdale's other entry War Chant looking calm and collected despite all the hoopla.
Fusaichi Pegasus with his trainer Neil Drysdale
War Chant with his pony horse
You may wish to refer to my full list of Triple Crown 2000 links for more information or use this short list of some of the most popular topics:
- Top Derby Prospects - photos and info about all the contenders
- Handicapping the Kentucky Derby
- Past Performances for all the contenders from the DRF in Adobe Acrobat PDF format
- Graded Stakes Earnings - all the contenders ranked by graded stakes earnings which is what determines who will get in the field if it is over subscribed from the Blood Horse
- TV coverage schedule
- Triple Crown Nominees (sorted 4 ways)
- Triple Crown Trail with race results
- Injury Report (check this often)
All photos courtesy of Tina Hines.