Breeders' Cup 2011, let the games begin.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
The Spires were in the purple for the Breeders' Cup,
and the track showed off its colors.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Photo: Rick Samuels
The draw held everyone's attention on Monday.
Larry Jones attracted a crowd.
Or maybe it was his filly Havre de Grace that they were really interested in.
Mike Repole had a lot to say.
Uncle Mo wasn't saying much.
Paul Weitman and R Karl Watson shared a laugh. Their colt Secret Circle was favored in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Freddy Head and Olivier Peslier were used to the drill.
Their charge Goldikova was feeling good, as she prepared for her fourth Mile.
Europeans on parade.
Ultra Blend decided to go it alone.
Dancing with the shadows.
Scooter Dickey was taking it all in.
His Flat Out was thriving at Churchill.
Steve Asmussen was right on track.
Trainer Wayne Catalano kept a careful eye on his charges.
After sun for most of the week, the clouds and rain came.
Closing the turf course for training, to the dismay of some.
and leaving the main track muddy.
Trainer Graham Motion checks out the turf course on Friday morning.
Did someone say flowers.
Photo: Chad Harmon
Here come the people
Photo: Courtney V. Bearse
Time to go to work.
And They're Off
Day 1 comes to a close.
Saddle. Check. Saddle pad. Check. Girth. Check. Winning Breeders' Cup Blanket of Flowers. Check.
Not a cloud in the sky for Saturday's races.
Although there was something falling from above.
Lining up for duty.
14-year-old Mark Boylan came from Ireland, to sing his song 'Stateside.'
The international flavor of the Breeders' Cup.
Photo: Dave Harmon
Bringing a royal flair to the Breeders' Cup.
Picking a winner.
What are the odds on that horse?
Shackleford is ready for his close-up.
Breeders' Cup Fashions come in many packages.
Purple is always encouraged,
especially in a kilt.
The patriotic perspective
Nothing better than a fashion statement that lets everyone know who you're rooting for.
The fashion accessory that everyone wants.
A Classic Start.
Another Memorable Breeders' Cup. See you next year!
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