Friday, October 8, 2010

Photos from Opening Day Keeneland Fall 2010 Season

Courageous Cat, second in last years Breeders Cup Mile, schooling ahead of his race in the Shadwell Turf Mile on Saturday:

Big Polk a Dot was putting on such a show I missed photographing his Grade 1-winning stablemate Champagne dOro behind him. He runs in an allowance optional claiming on Saturday:

The other Z trained by John Shirreffs, this is Zardana, a Grade 2 stakes winner who defeated Rachel Alexandra in the New Orleans Ladies S. this year. She is entered in the Grade 1 Spinster on Sunday:

California Flag, a three-time Grade 3 winner who shipped in from California for the Woodford Stakes on Saturday. Here is the winner of the 09 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint schooling between races:

And here is a video of him nearly nailing two people who were paying absolutely no attention to their surroundings. Thats his trainer Brian Koriner going up to him at the end (also to whom I was talking, or shouting into the phone from the sounds of it):

2009 Del Mar Oaks-G1 winner Internallyflawless, who ran off the board in the 7th race, an allowance:

Wise Dan, who became a graded stakes winner with his victory in the Phoenix S.-G3:

Carter S.-G1 winner Warrior’s Reward prior to running third in the Phoenix S.:

And finally, before my camera battery died and my memory card was full (at least they happened simultaneously), here is Wickedly Perfect prior to winning the Alcibiades S.-G1:


  1. Love all the pics of beautiful grey California Flag! Cannot believe the utter cluelessness of that pair of eejits in the video.

  2. Can you please email me directions on how you got that twidvid on your blog? classic, too.

  3. Those people were amazing, weren't they? They would have deserved it had they gotten kicked. (They deserved it anyway, but fortunately for them, they came away unscathed.)

    Ugh, so that was NOT Get Stormy in the first photo. I knew it was a Bill Mott horse and the guy next to me, who was standing beside the schooling area when I came on the scene, identified him for me but, clearly, the horse was Courageous Cat.