I’ll Have Another – Please

Yesterday was my 9th Kentucky Derby and possibly the steamiest one I remember. It was also my 13th major horse race setting up and operating multiple cameras to capture the finish. This year I used six cameras firing simultaneously to cover the race.

Jockey Mario Gutierrez celebrates after I'll Have Another wins the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
Jockey Mario Gutierrez celebrates after I'll Have Another wins the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
I'll Have Another (C), with jockey Mario Gutierrez in the irons, wins the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
A race fan holds a mint julep during preliminary races ahead of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
Race fans in fancy hats watch preliminary races ahead of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
I'll Have Another (C), with jockey Mario Gutierrez in the irons, wins the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
Emily Taylor watches preliminary races ahead of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
Race fans in fancy hats mingle on the grounds ahead of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
I'll Have Another (C), with jockey Mario Gutierrez in the irons, wins the 138th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
This break-away post, which I call "the P" is where I mounted a camera for the previous photo. Photo by Nellie Hertenstein
This is my view from the ladder where I shoot the race.
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