Days before the Kentucky Derby
Early to rise
A jockey makes his way to the track for a training session at Churchill Downs on April 30.
One of the Kentucky Derby favorites, I Want Revenge, is bathed during morning workouts on April 30 at Churchill Downs.
Farrier Adam Marshall works on a horse as workouts continue at Churchill Downs on May 1.
Ready to run
Pioneerof the Nile, left, is ridden on the track during the morning workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April, 29.
George Cain applies a fresh coat of paint to the updated sign for this year's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 17.
Kentucky Derby hopeful Mr. Hot Stuff gallops with exercise rider Paul Turner during workouts at Churchill Downs on April 29.
It's all about fashion
Jane Sprake smiles as hat maker Vicky Hoskinson adjusts her newly decorated hat in Louisville, Ky., on April 3. Hoskinson blames the economy for curtailing sales of her new hats this year, but said her hat makeovers - always a part of her business - are steady.
Friesan Fire walks in the barn during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 25.
A horse works out on the track at Churchill Downs as preparations are made for the Kentucky Derby on April 29.
Horses walk in the rain in a workout for the Kentucky Derby on April 28.
Clean and mean
Kentucky Derby entry Nowhere To Hide shakes off water during a bath after his workout April 29.
Breakfast of champions
Exercise rider Lindsey Molina gives Kentucky Derby hopeful Chocolate Candy carrots at Churchill Downs on April 28.