2008 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic

2008 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic

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Last year's Distaff champ Ginger Punch is relaxed on her way to the paddock

Photo: Tom Hall

Zenyatta at her barn

Photo: Tom Hall

Fillies and mares break from the gate at Oak Tree

Photo: Bill Luster

Mike Smith gives Zenyatta a calming touch prior to the race

Photo: Dave Harmon

Zenyatta is alone in her perfection

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Mike Smith urges his mount to the wire

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Zenyatta reaches for the wire in front of her defeated foes

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The view of Zenyatta everyone gets late in her races

Photo: Elliot Schechter

Zenyatta, with ears flicking nonchalantly, wins the Ladies Classic

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Zenyatta looks very relaxed as she nears the wire

Photo: Christina House

Jockey Mike Smith smiles as he and Zenyatta gallop out past the finish line

Photo: Wally Skalij

The flowers are given to Mike Smith as he and Zenyatta return from the race

Photo: Christina House

The winner looks like she could run again

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Smith gives thanks after Zenyatta's incredible performance

Photo: Wally Skalij

The winner's blanket

Photo: Dave Harmon

The Ladies Classic winners circle

Photo: Anne Eberhardt

John Shirreffs (cap) and owner Jerry Moss celebrate the win

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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