The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby race.

Horses break around the first turn during the running of the 144th Kentucky Derby. May 5, 2018

That’s my Derby Day assignment for the Courier Journal.

I shot the Derby race from outside the rail as they came out of the first turn, made it down the back stretch without incident and then as they passed by after the finish of the race.

Those were the wettest 15 minutes of kneeling on a garbage bag in the pouring rain that I’ve ever had to endure to make a picture.

I’m humbled by my colleagues who had to work in those conditions all day.