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Take a look inside Air Horse One to see how racehorses fly to the Kentucky Derby

What, you thought a multimillion dollar athlete would take the bus?

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Kentucky Derby horses arriving in style on Air Horse One.

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The human crew gets out first, to help prepare the plane for unloading.

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Five crew members travel with the horses and take care of their needs during flight.

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Thirteen stalls for the 13 passengers on this flight.

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The crew has to take apart the stalls one by one to get the horses off the plane.

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Buddy Fife is part of the Tex Sutton crew in charge of unloading the horses in Louisville.

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Inside, more horses wait to be unloaded from Air Horse One.

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After their three-and-a-half hour flight, the horses are walked off the plane onto a truck for a 10-minute ride to Churchill Downs.

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The Tex Sutton crew deploys a special ramp to escort the horses off the plane 

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The crew moves quickly -- the less time the horses spend on the ground, the better.

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Onlookers are hoping to get a first peek at Roadster and Game Winner, both of which will be racing in the Kentucky Derby.

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The crew members keep an eye on the horses all throughout the flight, and during unloading.

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The horses go from Air Horse One to a truck waiting on the tarmac.

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A few moments later, they finally arrive at Churchill Downs.

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Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert is at Churchill Downs to welcome his horses.

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After a long trip, the horses get a little extra face time with their handlers.

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Right out of the truck, the horses get a nice bath.

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There's not a lot of time left for this horse to relax with the Derby just around the corner.

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Settling in at Churchill Downs.

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