Friday, June 10, 2011

Photos of horses training at Belmont during Belmont Stakes week

A special visit to Ruffian's grave.

Some comings and goings at Belmont Park, in photos, from June 5th to June 10th, the week of the Belmont Stakes. They're not in any particular order, and I have more to upload in the next few days.

Animal Kingdom gallops.

Animal Kingdom.

Grade 2 winner Aviate going to the track.
Birdrun, two days before winning the Grade 2 Poker.

Courageous Cat, two days before winning the Brooklyn H.-G2.

Three-time champion Gio Ponti on Thursday.

2010 Cigar Mile-G1 winner Jersey Town.

Master of Hounds, fresh out of quarantine.

Master of Hounds heading back to his barn.

Belmont horse Santiva.

Preakness winner Shackleford.

Belmont horse Stay Thirsty.

Stakes winner Trappe Shot on the track...
...and in the shedrow.
Unidentified Barclay Tagg horse on Thursday.

Grade 1 winner Vineyard Haven on Thursday.

Impressive first-out two-year-old maiden winner Artest, a son of Hard Spun, on Friday.

2010 G3 Jerome winner Afleet Again.

2010 BC Marathon winner Eldaafer. 
Multiple stakes winner Rose Catherine off to the winner's circle.
Courageous Cat after winning the G2 Poker on Friday.

2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer.

Stakes winner Right One.
Stakes winner Alma d'Oro.

Same Old Wish's stall, number 6 in Barn 11, used to belong to Alydar.

Shackleford paddock-schooling on Friday.

Grade 2 winner Winter Memories.