2012 Breeders' Cup Sights

Images from the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

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Welcome to the 2012 Breeders' Cup.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Back at Santa Anita.

Photo: Chad Harmon

A wonderful way to start the day.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

The San Gabriel Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for Breeders' Cup activities.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The place to be Breeders' Cup week.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Wyatt, the Bridleless pony, and his person Donna Keen ruled mornings at Santa Anita.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Beware, the Breeders' Cup is coming.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The winners sometimes seemed hard to find.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Game On Dude had home field advantage.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom turned some heads in the morning.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Groupie Doll only has one speed - fast.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

From the team that brought you I'll Have Another came He's Had Enough.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Class Included was hard to miss.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Trinniberg gets a morning hug.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Shackleford drew a crowd whenever he appeared.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Freddy Head was back with another filly in the Mile.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Some people questioned the training methods of Calidoscopio, but he had the last laugh.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mucho Macho Man was the last horse out of New York, after Hurricane Sandy interferred with travel plans.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Shanghai Bobby, who was also on the last plane from New York, didn't seem to have any jet lag.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Mr. Baffert, can we get a quick word?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

French filly Flotilla was California Dreaming.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Little Mike meets his public.

Photo: Tracy Gantz

Excelebration was glad to leave Frankel behind in Europe.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, he still had to deal with Wise Dan.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

They don't come much flashier than Brown Almighty,

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

or much faster than Beholder.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Royal Delta was the picture of calm.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Awaiting the crowd

Photo: Crawford Ifland

Photo: Chad Harmon

ready for the load.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Making sure every hair is in place.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

It's Breeders' Cup Day.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Presenting the colors,

Photo: Chad Harmon

and unrolling the flag.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Chad Harmon

Let's get this party started.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Looks like everyone is here.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Wait, I have to get my shot.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

All she needs is a horse.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Do you think this one has a chance? USC Mascot Traveler.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Or should you put your money on him?

Photo: Skip Dickstein

A weighty matter.

Photo: Chad Harmon

All the colors of the rainbow.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Studying.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Breeders' Cup Fashion

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Tweeting their picks.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Zenyatta is still strutting her stuff at Santa Anita.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Keeping a keen eye on the horses.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Displaying the Breeders' Cup Spirit.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Save me a seat!

Photo: Chad Harmon

Seabiscuit wearing his Breeders' Cup best.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Must have had a good day, money is coming out of his head.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Tony Bennett promised that the best was yet to come, and

Photo: Dave Harmon

everyone believed him.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And They're Off!

Photo: Chad Harmon

To get one of these.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Thanks for coming, and we'll see you next year!

Photo: Chad Harmon

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