The horses leave the gate in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Photo: Mike Corrado
Hard Spun (red and white) got off to a quick lead.
The horses head around the first turn at Monmouth Park.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Hard Spun extends the lead.
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston
Hard Spun in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic.
As they came around the final turn Curlin (left) and Street Sense (right) started to gain on Hard Spun.
Photo: Elliot Schechter
Once they hit the final stretch Curlin kicked it into high gear.
Here he is beginning to pull away from Hard Spun.
Photo: Dave Harmon
Curlin continues to pull away from the pack.
Curlin leaves everyone behind in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Curlin and jockey Robby Albarado can see victory ahead.
Curlin is a true champion after winning the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Curlin coming down the stretch.
Photo: Jeffrey Snyder
Jockey Robby Albarado begins to celebrate the victory as he crosses the finish line at Monmouth Park.
With the win Curlin most likely ran away with Horse of the Year honors for 2007.
Robby Albarado was all smiles after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Albarado helped decorate the champion after his win.
Trainer Steve Asmussen could not have been happier with Curlin's performance.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Curlin's connections are presented the Breeders' Cup Classic trophy.
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