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|Joe Vann wins the Illinois Derby|
|Plum Pretty is bathed after a gallop at Churchill Downs|
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|By a nose|
The Arlington Million is the most prestigious race in my home state, and I'm constantly trying to take a unique photo of the event. After Cape Blanco walked into the winner's circle with the Million's flower garland over his shoulders, this moment happened between his connections. Another moment where I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It's probably one of my very favorite winner's circle pictures ever.
I was on a mission to take a nice photo of Wasted Tears because of requests from fans on Twitter (shout-out to @tencentcielo). This was the second time I'd seen the talented mare race in person, but unfortunately, she didn't win either time. On the gallop back from the Grade I First Lady Stakes, which would be her final race, I happened to find myself beneath the rail checking my remote camera when she came back. I froze to keep from spooking her, and managed to snap this picture on my belly as she galloped by. You won't see too many photos from Keeneland from this angle.
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