Eclipse Sportswire was on-site for the best Kentucky Derby 2012 preps yet - the Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby and Illinois Derby!
The expert photographers captured the heart-pounding excitement of the stretch drive and nose finish of I'll Have Another and Creative Cause at Santa Anita, and the undefeated Gemologist holding on over hard-charging Alpha in New York. At Hawthorne, trainer Hamilton Smith got his first taste of Derby fever with Done Talking.
Plus, if the Derby preps weren't enough, Keeneland opened to near-record crowds in Kentucky's exquisite spring race meet!
Check out all of the stars in the slideshow!
04-09-12 This Week In Racing, Super Saturday
- Images by Eclipse Sportswire