Photos by Raciya H. Ismail, Lexington Herald-Leader staff photographer.
Thank you to everyone for the nice comments on my Kentucky Derby posts. By now everyone probably watched the happy (Big Brown) and sad (Eight Belles) outcome of the race.
Our local newspaper, the Lexington-Herald Leader had a special section on the event. You can read details and see a variety photos at http://www.kentucky.com/ including an article and the above photos of the Kentucky National Guards own Derby Party in Iraq complete with Derby pie, bourbon balls, alcohol-free mint juleps, hats and "horse" racing!
Today's after-Derby brunches are over, the celebrities are on their way home and the big hats are being put away. Planning will begin for the 2009 Derby festivities tomorrow!