In this photo provided by the NYRA, Grand Couturier, ridden by Kent Desormeaux captures The Bowling Green Handicap Gr.II at Belmont Park on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, in New York.
George and Lori Hall’s Bold Union wins the $150,350 Endine Stakes Gr.III at Delaware Park.

Mastery ridden by Ted Durcan, left, beats Kite Wood ridden by Frankie Dettori, right, to win the St Leger Stakes Eng-I at Doncaster Racecourse, England, Saturday Sept. 12, 2009.

Swift Temper with jockey Alan Garcia captured The Ruffian Stakes Gr.I at Belmont Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 in New York.

2009 Virginia Oaks runner-up Shared Account prior to finishing second in the $150,000 Garden City Gr.II at Belmont Park. (Photo by
Yummy with Butter won his first stakes race Sunday at Woodbine, scoring a nose decision over Stray Cat Stride in the $125,000 Overskate Stakes.

Edward P. Evans’ Virginia-bred Grade I stakes winner Cat Moves at Saratoga.
(Photo by Jessie Holmes via Flickr)

Relevant to nothing (other than equines), horses, riders and hounds set off on a traditional fox hunt at the castle in Oberschleissheim near Munich, Germany on September 6, 2009.