Unexpectedly cool news of the day: Rachel Alexandra will be featured in the August issue of Vogue magazine. Fashion photographer Steven Klein hauled a backdrop out to the Churchill Downs backstretch and put on a photo shoot worthy of Madonna, if Madonna was wearing only a halter and a lead shank (hey, I'm sure she's come close). Being both a photography nerd and a worshipper of Alexandra the Great, I can't wait to see the end product. It'll mark the first time I ever actually go out and buy Vogue.
And finally... I got my second cover today! I almost missed it, and thanks to one of my Flickr contacts, I was informed my photo of Calvin Borel in the paddock after the Kentucky Derby was on the cover of NTRA.com. They like me, they really like me!