It's more than love at first bite

Trainer, Brother Derek are two of a kind in pursuit of Louisville win

Horse Racing

Kentucky Derby

May 03, 2006|By SANDRA MCKEE | SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The evening is peaceful. Outside Barn 42 on the Churchill Downs back side, the fading sun dapples the green grass, the evening treat for Brother Derek and a number of his barn mates.

Brother Derek, big and beautiful, puts his muscular right leg forward and stretches his neck and head down for a mouthful of the greenery as trainer Dan Hendricks looks on.

Kentucky Derby First leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., Saturday, 6:04 p.m., chs. 11, 4

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