PICTURES OF THE DAY

Virginia-bred Winchester travelled to the Far East to tackle an international field in the $2 million Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t his day as he backed up to finish 11th of 13. (Photo by Horsephotos.com)

Pierre Strydom of South Africa rides his horse ‘J J The Jet Plane’ following his win in the Hong Kong Sprint race of the Hong Kong International Races at the Sha Tin race course on December 12, 2010.  (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP)
In this photo released by Benoit Photo, Turbulent Descent and jockey David Flores coast to victory in the Grade I, $409,250 Hollywood Starlet, to remain unbeaten in three starts, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Hollywood Park, Inglewood Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)
Ryan Moore of Britain rides his horse Snow Fairy following his win in the Hong Kong Cup race of the Hong Kong International Races at the Sha Tin race course on December 12, 2010.  (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP)
Riders compete at the Hong Kong Mile during the Cathay Pacific International Races at the Sha Tin Racecourse on December 12, 2010 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)
Ian Popham riding Poquelin (2nd R, red cap) on their way to winning The Vote A.P. Gold Cup at Cheltenham racecourse on December 11, 2010 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)
More Than a Reason captured the 105th running of the Grade 3 Queens County at Aqueduct Racetrack in late-running fashion Saturday afternoon, posting a last-to-first upset victory in New York’s final graded stakes race of the year. (NYRA Photo)