The Kentucky Derby is sometimes referred to as "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports," and with just cause.
So much anticipation, so much at stake, is over in a flash.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby is an overnight sensation. A place in history. Big bucks. A shot at the Triple Crown.
This past Saturday, there were 20, 1,200-pound three-year-old thoroughbreds thundering around Churchill Downs for a mile and a quarter.
While the owners and trainer of the horse named "Big Brown" celebrated, a more sobering face of the sport surfaced on the backstretch.