Friday, May 02, 2008

1st Saturday in May

Here's a cool shot of the Kentucky Derby @ Churchill Downs by Vincent Laforet.
I grew up in Louisville & I used to got to the track with my family every now & then....I always get a little nostalgia for 'The Ville' this time of year.
During high school the whole week before the Derby was an event. Parades, boat & baloon races, I seem to remember a running race where people carried glasses of wine... [?]
....Anyway, The best part was trying to sneak booze into the infield...
Some tried & true options:
* girls with ziplock bags full of Ever-Clear stuffed into their mother's bras,
* injecting some sort of hooch into a partially drained 2 litre bottle [security would only check to see if the cap had been removed]
* ziplock bags full of clear liquor hiding under the ice of a cooler [this one failed miserably one time when the bags broke getting to security]
* hollowed out 'Flask Binoculars' or 'Flask Canes' - really? a highschool kid walking with a cane? sure...
it's not like they didn't sell Mint Juleps in the infield.
Acording to my good friend that spends waaaay too much time @ the track...[the rest of his time seems to be spent embarrassing his friends with photoshop] this is how it's going to go down:

Big Brown
Smooth Air
Pyro
Recapturetheglory

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great shots, ran into Jason Cohen, told me to check you out! Rick Jamie.... in Cincinnati doing Pediatric Trauma as an RN....helping not hurting! How's Siofra?

embry_rucker said...

Yeah Rick, great to hear from you.... helping out for a change! ; ]
i'll tell the family hello.