LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Derby week got off to a rainy start at Churchill Downs Monday, but that didn't stop the horses and crews from getting ready for the 143rd Run for the Roses.  

WDRB in the Morning staffers shot a few dozen pictures while they were at the track. There was plenty of food, fashion and fun for everyone. Check out the pictures in the slideshow. 

[IMAGES: MONDAY ON THE BACKSIDE OF CHURCHILL DOWNS DURING DERBY WEEK]

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