The Cotillion Stakes and Ladies Day

Saturday October 2, 2010: Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park

Purrfect Bluff, ridden by Stewart Elliott, takes part in the post parade before winning race 6 by a neck. Like all of the races on Ladies' Day, this one, a five-furlong allowance moved from turf to dirt, was open only to female horses.
A racing fan, dressed in pink for Ladies' Day, watches horses enter the paddock.
Alexandra Rylee, in the walking ring before race 7, was scratched from the seven-furlong contest for two-year-olds after incurring a slight injury in the starting gate.
First Love awaits the start of race 7. She finished last of seven.
Dixie City, Angel Arroyo up, wins the seventh race by five lengths.
Even the programs were pink for Ladies' Day.
Honor Hymn, with Hiram Rivera, wins race 8 . . .
. . . and Crimson Glory, Joel Rosario up, is fourth. The five-furlong event, originally scheduled for turf, was run on the dirt.

Spacy Tracy finds herself in the winner's circle after race 9. She beat five others in the mile and one-sixteenth contest, which was moved from turf to dirt.
Blind Luck, having won nine of her thirteen lifetime starts, including the Kentucky Oaks and the Alabama, enters the paddock as the favorite in the grade II Cotillion Stakes.

Havre de Grace (with jockey Jeremy Rose) gets ready to face Blind Luck for the third time, after losing to her by a nose in the Delaware Oaks and by a neck in the Alabama.
Awesome Maria joins the post parade for the $750,000 Cotillion.

Bonnie Blue Flag (#4, with Kendrick Carmouche), Absinthe Minded, and Awesome Maria are at the front of the five-horse field at the start of the Cotillion.
Approaching the finish, Havre de Grace has the lead. Blind Luck, after trailing for much of the mile and a sixteenth, tries to catch her.
Jeremy Rose looks back at the rapidly approaching Blind Luck.
Blind Luck, ridden by Joel Rosario, takes second as Havre de Grace hangs on to win by a neck.
The Cotillion gave Havre de Grace her third win in seven starts.
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