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2008 Kentucky Derby Workout Photos


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Adriano gallops Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
April 30, 2008

Wednesday morning was clear and quite chilly and while no Derby horses did timed works, just about all of them at Churchill Downs were out on the track.

Adriano schooled in the paddock and then galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Alice Clapham. Trainer Graham Motion said, "I don't know how he's going to behave in front of 160,000 people, but I'm really impressed how well he's done. We just walked the paddock 10 minutes now and he's like an old jumper. He's really switched off. I've seen the good horses walking in the paddock and they have their heads between their legs, and that's what you want. You can't have a horse walking out there all buzzed up, because they have another 10 minutes on the track to deal with before they run."

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