Welcome to Stephen Foster Day at Churchill Downs.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Taking a chance on a trip of a lifetime.
And a chance to make a new friend.
The stakes action began with the Arabians, in the President of the UAE Cup Series.
The mile and a quarter race was won in fine fashion by T M Fred Texas
T M Fred Texas and jockey Santos Chavez head to the Winner's Circle.
Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography
The connections of T M Fred Texas celebrate his big win.
Banned was the big favorite in the Jefferson Cup (gr. III), and delivered.
Banned and Jose Lezcano looking like winners.
Scotus went by the early speed to take the Matt Winn (gr. III).
Alan Garcia guided Scotus home with confidence.
Bizzy Caroline pulled away in the Regret (gr. III) to give trainer Ken McPeek his fifth straight graded stakes at Churchill Downs.
Manoel Cruz celebrates victory in the Regret with Bizzy Caroline.
A deep field contested the Stephen Foster, including Crown of Thorns,
and Regal Ransom.
It looked like anybody's race for a time in the Stephen Foster (gr. I).
But, at the end it was between Pool Play (left) and Mission Impazible.
With Pool Play getting the win at 36-1.
Miguel Mena was all smiles after the Stephen Foster.
Smiles all around for Stephen Foster Day 2011.
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