2012 Stephen Foster Day

A night of great racing at Churchill Downs.

Emmy Rules made a break for it before the 2nd race, but was quickly apprehended.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Grade III Astrology was the heavy favorite in race 3, but could do no better than 6th.

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Workplace conversations, sharing a few words on the way to the paddock.

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Do you see what I see?

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Neck 'n Neck got the stakes action going in style.

Photo: Reed Palmer Photography, Churchill Downs

Winning the Matt Winn (gr. III) by 7 1/4 lengths.

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Leandro Goncalves celebrates the win aboard Neck 'n Neck.

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Then, it was on to the turf where favored Centre Court pulled away late to win the Regret Stakes (gr. III).

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Power on display in the Regret.

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G. Watts Humphrey Jr., owner of Centre Court, enjoys her Regret victory.

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Javier Castellano a study in concentration, coming home on Centre Court.

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Royal Delta rebounded from her trip to Dubai in a big way.

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as she and Mike Smith won the Fleur de Lis (gr. II) by an easy 8 lengths.

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Smiles all round after Royal Delta's impressive victory.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ben Leon Jr. of Besilu Stables, owner of Royal Delta.

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Harvey Clarke, second right, Breeder of I'll Have Another received his Kentucky Derby trophy from Fred and Anna Seitz (third left).

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Ron the Greek came through on the inside

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to defeat favorite Wise Dan by a head in the Stephen Foster (gr. I).

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Ron the Greek owners Adam Wachtel, facing camera, and Nils Brous rejoice in victory.

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Ron the Greek's Stephen Foster victory gives him a place in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita, where he previously won the Santa Anita Handicap.

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Ron the Greek owners, l-r, Jack Hammer, Adam Wachtel, Nils Brous, Ethan and Brandon Brous, and Shirley Hammer

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It was a good night for Bill Mott, trainer of both Royal Delta and Ron the Greek.

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2012 Stephen Foster winners Ron the Greek and Jose Lezcano.

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