2011 Breeders' Cup Sights

Images from the two days of Breeders' Cup 2011.

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Breeders' Cup 2011, let the games begin.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The Spires were in the purple for the Breeders' Cup,

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

and the track showed off its colors.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Rick Samuels

The draw held everyone's attention on Monday.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Larry Jones attracted a crowd.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Or maybe it was his filly Havre de Grace that they were really interested in.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Mike Repole had a lot to say.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Uncle Mo wasn't saying much.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Paul Weitman and R Karl Watson shared a laugh. Their colt Secret Circle was favored in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Freddy Head and Olivier Peslier were used to the drill.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Their charge Goldikova was feeling good, as she prepared for her fourth Mile.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Bathtime.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Europeans on parade.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Ultra Blend decided to go it alone.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Dancing with the shadows.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Scooter Dickey was taking it all in.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

His Flat Out was thriving at Churchill.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Steve Asmussen was right on track.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Trainer Wayne Catalano kept a careful eye on his charges.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

After sun for most of the week, the clouds and rain came.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Closing the turf course for training, to the dismay of some.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

and leaving the main track muddy.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Trainer Graham Motion checks out the turf course on Friday morning.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Flowers anyone?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Did someone say flowers.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Here come the people

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Time to go to work.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And They're Off

Photo: Chad Harmon

Day 1 comes to a close.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Saddle. Check. Saddle pad. Check. Girth. Check. Winning Breeders' Cup Blanket of Flowers. Check.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Not a cloud in the sky for Saturday's races.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Although there was something falling from above.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Lining up for duty.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

14-year-old Mark Boylan came from Ireland, to sing his song 'Stateside.'

Photo: Chad Harmon

The international flavor of the Breeders' Cup.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Bringing a royal flair to the Breeders' Cup.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Picking a winner.

Photo: Rick Samuels

What are the odds on that horse?

Photo: Chad Harmon

Shackleford is ready for his close-up.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Breeders' Cup Fashions come in many packages.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Purple is always encouraged,

Photo: Chad Harmon

especially in a kilt.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

The patriotic perspective

Photo: Chad Harmon

Nothing better than a fashion statement that lets everyone know who you're rooting for.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The fashion accessory that everyone wants.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

A Classic Start.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Another Memorable Breeders' Cup. See you next year!

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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