PICTURES OF THE DAY

Virginians Michael and George Rowand at Churchill Downs on May 1, 2012.  Rowand is a renown journalist and the author of Diary of a Dream: My Journey in Thorughbred Racing.  (Facebook)

Kentucky Derby hopeful Union Rags grazes in the barn area after galloping on the track during early morning workouts at Churchill Downs in LouisvilleKentucky, April 30, 2012. (Reuters)

 Kentucky Derby hopeful Alpha gets a pat on the back from his exercise rider as they wait to go to the track for an early morning gallop during workouts at Churchill Downs in LouisvilleKentucky, May 1, 2012. (Reuters)

Spectators watch as horses workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Hot walker Yolanda Cardoza holds Kentucky Derby entrant Dullahan after it’s morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Exercise rider Zeke Castro takes Kentucky Derby entrant Went the Day Well for a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Exercise rider Luis Contreras takes Kentucky Derby entrant Prospective for a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Trainers Bob Baffert (Silver Charm, Real Quiet and War Emblem), right, and Chip Woolley (Mine That Bird) watch morning workouts at Churchill Downs Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

New York Racing Association President Charlie Hayward speaks during a news conference in Colonie, N.Y. The private group that runs New York thoroughbred racing put Hayward, its $475,000-a-year top executive, on leave Monday, April 30, 2012, along with the senior vice president after a state report said $8.5 million in winnings wasn’t paid to bettors. The New York Racing Association Executive Committee said Hayward and Senior Vice President Patrick Kehoe are indefinitely on unpaid administrative leave. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

A picture is worth a thousand words…and, the bungee cord is a nice touch.  (G. Petty/VTA Photo)