Letter from America

The Field turns round the first bend in the 2011 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky isn't just good for fried chicken.....
Not a single cloud stood in the sky over Louisville, Kentucky. It was a majestic start to a day that promised to be of epic proportions. This day, Saturday 7th May 2011, is perhaps the biggest highlight in world horse racing and also for the state of Kentucky and its biggest city Louisville. The big circus had rolled into town and the flavor of the American south mixed in with the rich aristocracy of the north created an odd sense of expectancy and razzmatazz.

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