Day 2 of the Breeders' Cup

Saturday November 6, 2010: Churchill Downs

Pluck leaves the track after winning the one-mile Juvenile Turf for two-year-old colts and geldings. This first BC race of the day was the last of four lifetime starts for the colt Rough Sailing, who fell on the first turn, fractured a shoulder and was later euthanized.
Big Drama (right) wins the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Sprint, six furlongs on the dirt for horses three and older. Hamazing Destiny (#4) was second; Smiling Tiger (#5) was third.
California Flag, Victor Espinoza up, takes part in the post parade for the five-furlong Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, a race that he won in 2009.

This year's winner was Chamberlain Bridge; California Flag was eighth.
Canadian Ballet, one of four mares and fillies who competed against ten males in the BC Turf Sprint, leaves the track after finishing last. The following evening she was sold at the Fasig-Tipton November sale for $160,000.
Rogue Romance, Julien Leparoux up, joins the post parade for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, one and one sixteenth miles on the dirt for two-year-old colts and geldings.
Uncle Mo (#7), with John Velazquez, races toward the first turn on his way to winning the BC Juvenile by more than four lengths. Boys at Tosconova (#2, above) was second; Rogue Romance was third.
Paco Boy heads to the paddock for the Breeders' Cup mile, a turf contest for thoroughbreds three and older.
Goldikova, who won the BC mile in 2008 and 2009, prepares to defend her title.
Jockey Olivier Peslier celebrates as he and Goldikova win again. The five-year-old Irish-bred mare is based in France.
Sidney's Candy, Joel Rosario up, finished sixth in the BC mile . . .
. . .and Get Stormy was last of eleven.
Vineyard Haven and his trainer, Saeed Bin Suroor, join the walkover for the BC Dirt Mile.
Long shot Dakota Phone (#1), Joel Rosario up, comes from last to first to win the Breeders' Cup Mile.
2009 Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Mine That Bird was among the twelve competitors in the BC mile, the final race of his career. After a farewell ceremony at Churchill Downs in late November, he retired to his owner's farm in New Mexico.
Dakota Phone's come-from-behind win earned him a blanket of flowers.
Horses come onto the track for the mile and a half Breeders' Cup Turf.

Dangerous Midge and jockey Frankie Dettori warm up before heading to the turf course.
Four-year-old Dangerous Midge wins the BC Turf.
First Dude and his entourage join the walkover from barn to paddock before the Breeders' Cup Classic. Tammy Fox (in white coat) is the three-year-old colt's exercise rider.
Jockey Tetsuzo Sato gets a hand from an outrider after Espoir City bolts from the post parade. Horse and jockey came to Kentucky from Japan to take part in the BC Classic.

Jockey Garrett Gomez on winning horse Blame (#5) looks over at Mike Smith and Zenyatta after the two horses cross the finish line less than a head apart in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
The Classic was four-year-old Blame's final race; two days later he was back at his birthplace, Claiborne Farm, to begin a new career as a stallion.
Zenyatta gallops out after her first-ever loss. She won all nineteen of her previous starts, including the 2009 BC Classic. She too has been retired from racing and will move from Southern California to Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky.
Martin Garcia brings Preakness and Haskell winner Lookin At Lucky back after their fourth-place finish in the Classic. The three-year-old colt will race no more; he'll begin stallion duty in the Spring at Ashford Stud.
main page galleries list race days