Breeders' Cup XXIII

Enjoy the people and sights of Breeders' Cup Day 2006.

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The Saturday sun rises over Churchill Downs, marking the arrival of a long-anticipated Breeders' Cup Day, November 4, 2006.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

Churchill Downs employee Angel Eason gives the Breeders' Cup statue of Aristides a quick polishing before the start of Breeders' Cup races.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Fans wait to enter Churchill Downs for Breeders' Cup.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Security check fans as they enter Churchill Downs on Breeders' Cup Day.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

A fan buys The Racing Form from a vendor as he enters Churchill Downs Breeders' Cup Day.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Angel Eason cleans the statue of Aristides, the winner of the first Kentucky Derby in the paddock at Churchill Downs.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Connie Faubel of Louisville, Ky sits wrapped in a blanket to ward off the morning chill.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Dawn Duffy of Louisville, Ky sits bundled up in the morning chill before the start of Breeders' Cup racing early Saturday morning. The clowns nose helped keep her warm.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Jordan Sisson stands with his group of Jr ROTC Navy Corps Honor Guard at Churchill Downs on Breeders' Cup Day.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

A fan stops to look at the Pierre Bellocq mural iin the Clubhouse of Churchill Downs.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Photographers dig in the equipment under the rail to prepare for Breeders' Cup races.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

The tunnel from the paddock to the track is hosed off early Breeders' Cup day.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

Jockeys riding in Breeders' Cup races wave flags of their respective countries in opening ceremonies at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Courtney V. Bearse

The Breeders' Cup Statue in the Paddock of Chburchill Downs.

Photo: ALEXANDER BARKOFF

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