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    After two days of heavy rain and flooding the skies cleared and the sun shined down on a perfect day of racing for the initial weekend of racing at Keeneland's biggest Spring event, Toyota's Blue Grass Stakes. These races help determine some of the contenders for both the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. Despite technical issues, both camera equipment and shoes (stepping in fresh thoroughbred racehorse  sh manure does not make one faster btw), many of the day's scenes were still captured. For a review of the Blue Grass Stakes see the recap from our own horse racing expert, Jessie Oswald here.

    Ocho Ocho Ocho (1) eyes his main competitor, Carpe Diem (5), right from the start.

     

     

    Jockey, Kerwin Clark, is overcome with emotion as he rides Lovely Maria to his first Grade 1 win in the Ashland Stakes.

    Lovely Maria makes her break and on her way to the Kentucky Oaks.

    Other scenes from around Keeneland:


     

    All photos by Glenn Hirsch.

     

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    About Glenn Hirsch

    The first "n" in Glenn is silent. Grew up near ORD then stops of DTW, ORD and 12 years around BWI, IAD and DCA until SDF in 2012. Love wildlife (have 2 young kids), international travel and chatting with interesting people. My photography passion led me to Louisville.com. www.ghirschphoto.com

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