Welcome to Breeders' Cup 2009
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
The Drama of the Draw
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Early morning training Breeders' Cup week.
Clockers Corner was the place to be in the morning.
John Shirreffs, trainer of Zenyatta, was all smiles Breeders' Cup week.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Zenyatta's every move was recorded.
Bob Baffert, always in demand.
One of Baffert's charges, Juvenile favorite Lookin At Lucky
Saeed bin Suroor watches over the Godolphin hopefuls.
Todd Pletcher taking care of business.
One of the big stories of the week was the condition of Rip Van Winkle's feet, Trainer Aidan O'Brien checks on him on the track.
2008 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Goldikova prepares for the 2009 edition.
Trying to get a few words from Freddy Head, who rode Miesque and who trains Goldikova.
California Flag decided that he would rather train without a rider.
The Irish contingent.
Gary Player won the first prize of the week, the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Sports and Racing Excellence Award
These awards were very much in demand.
Ready for Prime Time
A popular photo spot.
Boyz 2 Men put their spin on the Breeders' Cup.
The Call to the Post. Let the racing begin.
Heading to the track.
Studying the options.
Covering the post parade.
Photo: Rick Samuels
And they're off in the Breeders' Cup.
Photo: Chad B. Harmon
Here they come.
Always a crowd pleaser, the flying dismount of Frankie Dettori.
Coming down the hill in the Turf Sprint.
No question about who was the star of this Breeders' Cup.
Zenyatta posing after her triumph.
Everyone wants a photo of the Queen.
See you next year!
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