Pennsylvania Derby Day

Monday September 7, 2009: Philadelphia Park

A cluster of mares and fillies charging down the stretch in race 7 includes, from left, Outside Lane, with Kendrick Carmouche; Tazalliya (#3, hidden), with Jose Flores; Marie Soleil (#2), with Abel Mariano; and Our Khrysty, with Jeremy Rose.
American Queen (left), Roberto Alvarado up, comes up late on the outside to win the allowance race by one and a half lengths. Outside Lane was second by a head.
Cherokee Country, Abel Mariano up, wins race 8, a six and one-half furlong allowance for three year olds and upward. The five-year-old son of Yonaguska, trained by Ramon Preciado, set a new track record for the distance.
Trust or Bust enters the paddock for the Turf Monster Handicap, a five-furlong race on the grass for three year olds and upward.
Little Nick enters the walking circle before the Turf Monster Handicap.
Jockey Manoel Cruz watches Little Nick, the horse he will ride in the Turf Monster Handicap. Little Nick is named after the boy at right, who is the son of the horse's owner.
Chamberlain Bridge, John Velazquez up, wins the Turf Monster Handicap. Mr. Nightlinger (left) finished third after Little Nick (not shown) sped by him to take second.
Chamberlain Bridge, a five-year-old gelding by War Chant, poses in the winner's circle after the Turf Monster Handicap.
Jockeys Frankie Pennington (left) and Kendrick Carmouche head to the paddock for race 10, the Grade II Pennsylvania Derby.
Kelly Leak, in the walking ring before race 10, won the Sunland Derby in March of '09, a race in which Mine That Bird finished 4th before going on to win the Kentucky Derby.
Bunker Hill (Frankie Pennington up) takes part in the post parade at Philadelphia Park before the Pennsylvania Derby.
Our Edge, Charles Lopez up, sets the pace in the Pennsylvania Derby before tiring and finishing 6th. Nine days earlier he ran at Saratoga in the Travers Stakes where he led the field for the first half, then was eased after grabbing two quarters and losing a shoe. Near left is Join in the Dance with John Velazquez; far left is Bunker Hill.
Gone Astray, Eddie Castro up, wins the one and one-eighth mile, million-dollar race by nine and a quarter lengths.
Endymion (trained by Christophe Clement, ridden by Kendrick Carmouche) finishes last in the Pennsylvania Derby. A month earlier he won the Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park.
Pennsylvania Derby winner Gone Astray leaves the winner's circle. At right (with suit and glasses) is his trainer, Claude "Shug" McGaughey.
McGaughey's image is reflected in the trophy held by winning jockey Eddie Castro.
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