The wait is finally over. We've gone from having almost no idea a few short months ago, to watching the undefeated Nyquist extend his record to eight wins in the 142nd Kentucky Derby.
All this week, and throughout the Triple Crown races, we'll be seeing the important events and moments unfold through photographer Eric Kalet's and contributor Nellie Hertenstein's keen eyes.
Check out their latest batch of photos from the morning backstretch activities. Later in the day, they were on the frontside at Churchill Downs, as a near-record crowd was on hand for the Kentucky Derby to watch Nyquist defeat the top 20 sophomores in the country.
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