A-a-n-n-nnd They’re Off!! Louisville’s Gallopalooza

Just for kicks! 😉

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Sea Biscuit leads the pack at the first turn –

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The pace is hot!

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Cabbage is up at the head of the bunch

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With Bubble Gum, stickin’ to the rail!

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It’s a competitive race, ladies and gents!

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Banana peels around on the outside!

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With Van Gogh charging hard!

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And Starburst giving chase!

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Cherokee Park even showed up, running hard

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With her picnic area tattooed as always

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This is a detail horse!

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Looking good and stylin’ her Daniel Boone statue!

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Royalty was also well-represented as Louisville’s namesake points the way

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Although, to be perfectly honest, some horses didn’t much care –

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There were some definitely lazy nags at the track that day –

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While some were almost too darn excited!

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All in all, no one remembered who won. The race was fun all by itself!

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Louisville’s “Gallopalooza” is a fund-raising and civic pride phenomenon initiated a few years ago by consigning the best artists in town to do their thing on some gorgeous horses. It’s almost unfair using something as cool and beautiful as a horse to draw and paint on – already beautiful in form, horses are a Louisville love affair. These babies were already placed all over town a few years ago. They are a wonderful institution and uncommonly pretty to look at. They are fun.

Here is some interesting info on the event with many more horses featured in photo’s from Flickr…..here.