Orb, ridden by jockey Joel Rosario (L), passes the famous twin spires and crosses the finish first during the running of the 139th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 4, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress

My most anticipated 3 seconds in sports

Its been called the most exciting two minutes in sports. For me and my colleagues its about three days of work leading up to three seconds of action as we capture the finish of the Kentucky Derby from every angle.

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Race horses cross paths during early morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, May 3, 2013. REUTERS/John Gress

I hate the smell of manure in the morning

The last few days I had to adjust my central time body clock to pre-dawn eastern time wake-ups while covering my tenth Kentucky Derby. Even through I know someone who would beg to differ, I hate getting up crazy early to start work and today was one of those days.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Biden and Ryan quarrel

Smiling Joe had me smiling this morning when I found out I had the front page of the New York Times.

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Biden or Ryan?

I spent today getting ready for the vice-presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky. Oh, I forgot the 6 hours it took to travel to the middle of nowhere!

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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.

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