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May 4, 2013
Why are these people wearing ponchos? Simple. Because they couldn’t bring umbrellas with them. During today’s Kentucky Derby event, officials bumped up security, preventing thousands of attendees from bringing in backpacks, large purses, and despite the rain forecast, umbrellas. The tightened security comes weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing caused an unprecedented security crackdown in the city of Boston. (photo by Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

Why are these people wearing ponchos? Simple. Because they couldn’t bring umbrellas with them. During today’s Kentucky Derby event, officials bumped up security, preventing thousands of attendees from bringing in backpacks, large purses, and despite the rain forecast, umbrellas. The tightened security comes weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing caused an unprecedented security crackdown in the city of Boston. (photo by Charlie Riedel/Associated Press)

12:20 // 11 months ago
June 9, 2012
The life of a horse: In the wake of the decision to keep coulda-been Triple Crown winner “I’ll Have Another” out of the Belmont Stakes today, The Washington Post put up a slideshow of photographer Tim Flach’s visually stunning takes on horses. Above: A photo of a the fetus of a thoroughbred horse that died in utero, after its mother died of colic. (Tim Flach photo/The Washington Post) 

The life of a horse: In the wake of the decision to keep coulda-been Triple Crown winner “I’ll Have Another” out of the Belmont Stakes todayThe Washington Post put up a slideshow of photographer Tim Flach’s visually stunning takes on horses. Above: A photo of a the fetus of a thoroughbred horse that died in utero, after its mother died of colic. (Tim Flach photo/The Washington Post) 

14:10 // 1 year ago
March 14, 2012
20:23 // 2 years ago
February 29, 2012

Davy Jones of The Monkees was apparently an amateur horse jockey, as these 1996 photos show. Here he is racing at the The Peach Amateur Riders Handicap in Surrey, England. (Getty Images file photos)

14:40 // 2 years ago