2013 Breeders' Cup Sights

The scenes of the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

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Welcome to the 30th edition of the Breeders' Cup

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Photo: Anne M.Eberhardt

at the Great Race Place, Santa Anita.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Sunrise greetings for Breeders' Cup week.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

The early works were shrouded in fog.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

But, soon the winners were coming into focus.

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Working on the turf

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Everyone wanted to hear what Bob Baffert had to say.

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Although some found breakfast more appealing.

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The winningest jockey in Breeders' Cup history (Mike Smith) was in great demand.

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The numbers don't lie.

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All is quiet in the shedrow.

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Richard Mandella had Beholder ready for a return to the Breeders' Cup.

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Beholder strutting her stuff in the morning.

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Kittens? I'm top Kitten around here.

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Outstrip was turning some heads in the morning.

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Working at the gate.

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Declaring War on the Classic.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Trainer John Sadler taking care of buiness.

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Trainer John Gosden brought The Fugue to town to take on the boys in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

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The Fugue

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D. Wayne Lukas was feeling right at home at the Breeders' Cup.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And right at home patrolling the track from horseback.

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Taking a morning stroll.

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Vagabond Shoes rolls by the flowers of the Breeders' Cup.

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Trainer Kathy Ritvo kept a close eye on her charge, Mucho Macho Man.

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Trainer Chad Brown was well-represented at the Breeders' Cup.

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Gary Stevens was happy to be back in the saddle for the Breeders' Cup.

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Unfortunately, the skittles loving Caracortado was a scratch on race day.

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Ramon Dominguez stopped by with wife Sharon to watch the morning activities.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Private Zone preparing in the calm of the morning.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Happy Halloween? What do you mean?

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Just hanging out.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Getting ready for the big day.

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Conan O'Brien took a stab at calling the races. Announcer Trevor Denman had no need to fear for his job.

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Maybe, Conan could call this race.

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I've got my money on the green one.

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Presenting the colors,

Photo: Skip Dickstein

and unfurling the flag.

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"Oh say can you see..."

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The traditional Call to the Post,

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and Call to the Post with a twist, Guitarist Richie Sambora calls them to the post of the Mile.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

I love a parade.

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Breeders' Cup Chairman Bill Farish was enjoying the California sunshine.

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A birdseye view of the downhill turf course at Santa Anita.

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Running down the hill.

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Coming down the stretch.

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That's exactly how I predicted they would finish.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Horses running everywhere.

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Getting in the Breeders' Cup spirit.

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for World Championship Day

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in the purple.

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Breeders' Cup winner Seabiscuit?

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Fancy footwear

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The posters of John Mattos, official artist of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

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Is this the winning ticket?

Photo: Wally Skalij

Only the shadow knows,

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A perfect day for racing.

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Horses fly by in the shadow of the San Gabriel mountains.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Flowers anyone?

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I think I know who they are betting on.

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Staying fashionable cool.

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I think that I see them coming.

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NBC's Donna Baron is ready to chase down the winning jockey.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The hats of the Breeders' Cup.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Photo: Wally Skalij

Photo: Wally Skalij

It takes a great deal of talent to balance a hat like that.

And They're Off

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The Trophy awaits.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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