A rain shower didn’t dampen the annual high-spirited competition as Jennie Rogers Elementary celebrated Kentucky’s history with its final Kidtucky Derby Friday afternoon. More than 50 kindergarteners wearing white T-shirts they decorated themselves raced for the last time at the school. The young students raced their stick horses around a track while first- through fifth-grade students, teachers and family members cheered for them from the sideline.
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Keegan Walker leads his heat in the kindergarten student’s Kidtucky Derby.
Lamireyan Wilhite is hugged by friends after winning the final Kidtucky Derby at Jennie Rogers Elementary School Friday afternoon.
Lamireyan Wilhite leads the pack of racers in the final heat of the Kidtucky Derby. Lamireyan won the race with Gabriel Gray in second and Charlie Jarnagin coming in third.
Older students cheer the kindergarteners as they race around the track.
Ethan Sparrow, right, gives his friend Cole Jaragin a celebration hug after one of their younger friends won their heat.
Several kindergarten students take off from the starting gate.
Fifth-grader Aamir Siddiqui leads a “horse” around the track behind Jennie Rogers Elementary School Friday afternoon.
Kindergarten students stand in the rain before being called to the starting gate as spectators hover under umbrellas.