PICTURES OF THE DAY

In this photo provided by Coglianese Photos, Ancient Rome, ridden by jockey Joseph Rocco Jr., captures the Spectacular Bid stakes on opening day at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, in Miami. (AP Photo/Coglianese Photos)

Atthebuzzer with jockey C. J. McMahon up pulls ahead of Bombast ridden by Robby Albarado to win the Claiming Crown Express Stakes horse race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Hodges Photography, Lou Hodges, Jr.)

In this photo provided by the New York Horse Racing Association, C C’s Pal with jockey Junior Alvarado captures The Garland of Roses horse race on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Aqueduct, in Jamaica, N.Y. (AP Photo/New York Horse Racing Association)

Former world championships, gold medalist Australia’s Boyd Exel drives his horses, Bajnok, Lucky, Carrington Park Ajax and Clinton Star on December 4, 2011 during the final of the World Cup driving competition at the Laszlo Papp Arena in Budapest. (Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

This photo released by Benoit Photo shows Ellafitz and jockey Martin Garcia winning the Grade II, $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at Hollywood Park, Inglewood Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

In this photo provided by Hodges Photography, It Happened Again, ridden by jockey Shane Sellers, charges ahead of Isthmus, ridden by jockey Rosie Napravnik, to win the Claiming Crown in The Jewel horse race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/ Hodges Photography, Lou Hodges, Jr.)

In this photo provided by Hodges Photography, Pedrolino with jockey Robby Albarado lead the field to win the Claiming Crown Iron Horse Stakes horse race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Hodges Photography, Lou Hodges, Jr.)

In this photo provided by Hodges Photography, Rattlin Gypsy with jockey Rosie Napravnik leads the pack to win the Claiming Crown in The Glass Slipper horse race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Hodges Photography, Lynn Roberts)

This photo released by the New York Racing Association shows Swag Daddy capturing The Damon Runyon at Aqueduct, New York Sunday Dec. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/ New York Racing Association, Adam Coglianese)

In this photo provided by Coglianese Photos, Zero Rate Policy, ridden by jockey Paco Lopez, races to win the Sunshine State stakes horse race at Gulfstream Park, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Miami. (AP Photo/Coglianese Photos)

Rasam Aldaar (r) ridden by Alex Merriam clears a fence along with Novel Dancer (c) and Mark Bradburne and Target Scope (l) ridden by Colin Bolger in route to winning the 12.50 Toll House Juvenile Hurdle.  (Photo by Julian Herber/Action Images/Zumapress.com)

Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish in the $75,000 Jennings Handicap on Saturday at Laurel Park.  First away from the gate under Sheldon Russell, the 5-year-old son of Not For Love opened up on his five rivals through the turn, where Russell gave him a breather until the pack began to close in. Then, with just a little urging, Eighttofasttocatch ran to a 4 1/4-length victory in 1 minute, 35.76 seconds for the mile distance.  (Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)