The calm before the day begins: Todd Pletcher's barn at 4:45 AM.
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
Todd Pletcher's day begins well before dawn.
with some early morning studying.
Making sure all limbs are sound.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Lining up the troops.
Morning ritual of checking horses before they go out for training.
Gathering the troops for today's assignments.
Heading out to the track.
One eye on the horse, and one on the clock.
A picture of concentration.
Todd Pletcher with assistant Tristan Barry before saddling on race day.
Instructions for jockey John Velazquez.
Focused on his runner.
Another trip to the Winner's Circle.
Happy faces after a job well done.
The end of another long and successful day.
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