Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Friday, September 16, 2011


The tour continues with apologies from our guide. She's been a terrible slacker this week.

Let's assemble for the walking tour. Outside the museum is an enormous courtyard where the crowd will enter on race day. It has covered areas that carry the names of every Kentucky Derby winner since the race was first run in 1875. Never once through wars, Depression, or even weather events, has the Derby been canceled. All Triple Crown winner names are etched in gold.

Some ticket sales go on at this building. The names of every Kentucky Derby winner are also listed on the name plates at the top of the building.

Here's where the horses will stand as they are saddled. Then the jockeys mount their steeds before being led to the track and more than 150,000 spectators. It's a broiling hot day, but the flowers still look fresh as springtime.

More on Derby Day next post!


Mariodacat said...

Great pictures and they brought back lots of memories from when we were there.

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all,

Having visited and attended races before the track was rebuilt, ah, renovated, it just doesn't look like Churchill anymore.

BrownDog's Human

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I think it is just a lovely place.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Slacker took some some good pictures, BOL
Benny & Lily

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said... name plates?! Looks like quite a cool place.
Have a great weekend.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & HOotie

Peggy Frezon said...

It looks really pretty. I love horses, although I've never known one personally.

Anonymous said...

I love the pics!

Tammy said...

You're right--you sure can't tell it's broiling hot. It looks cucumber-cool and fresh as daisies!