Scenes from Kentucky Derby 2018

TAA Kentucky Derby check presentation


Members of TAA team attended the 2018 Kentucky Derby and Oaks, and TAA inspections coordinator Suzie Picou-Oldham captured some great moments. Here are a few:

TAA Audible check presentation Ky Derby 2018StarLight Racing’s Jack Wolf, Audible’s John Harrobin, and TAA’s Stacie Clark and Erin Shea during Audible’s check presentation to the TAA. Audible donated $25,000 on Derby day in honor of Audible (the horse) running in the 144th Derby. Read more here.

Donna Brothers on Kentucky Oaks Day 2018TAA advisory board member and NBC horse racing analyst Donna Brothers rocks her TAA-branded saddle towel on Oaks day.

TAA and Audible trying to stay dry before the check presentation at Churchill DownsTrying to stay dry before the Audible’s check presentation to the TAA in the winner’s circle.

Crowd at the 2018 Kentucky DerbyKentucky Derby attendees are decked out in rain gear.

Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day 2018
Churchill Downs was packed with a crowd of approximately 157,000 people in attendance to watch the 2018 Run for the Roses.

The 2018 Kentucky Derby field enters the first turnThe Derby field runs toward the first turn in the 1 1/4-mile test.

2018 Kentucky Derby finish Audible on railKeeping his undefeated record intact, Justify and Mike Smith take the 2018 edition of the Louisville classic by 2 1/2 lengths over 2017 juvenile champion colt Good Magic in second and multiple graded stakes winner Audible (on rail) another head back in third.

Justify and Mike Smith after winning the 2018 Kentucky Derby
The winners are led into the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle.

See more photos from the 2018 Kentucky Derby on the TAA’s Facebook page.