PICTURES OF THE DAY

Zenyatta (with groom Mario Espanoza) bid a final farewell to her legions of fans on Sunday at Hollywood Park, pricking her cotton-stuffed ears at the gaggle of cameras one more time before heading into retirement.  The superstar mare who won 19 of her 20 career races patiently walked around the paddock before taking to the track for a last stroll. Fans cheered and snapped photos as Zenyatta made her way along the grandstand so everyone could see her. (Photo by Horsephotos.com/NTRA)

Aggie Engineer and jockey Joseph Talamo, right, leave Soul Candy, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, left, and Spurrier with jockey Victor Espinoza, center, as they go onto win the Grade III, $100,000 Native Diver Handicap horse race, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Horsephotos.com/NTRA)

This photo released by the New York Racing Association shows Nicole H, Ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez, capturing the Garland Of Roses at Aqueduct, New York, Saturday Dec. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/New York Racing Association, Adam Coglianese)

This photo released by the New York Racing Association shows Nicole H, Ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez, capturing the Garland Of Roses at Aqueduct, New York, Saturday Dec. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/New York Racing Association, Adam Coglianese)
In this photo released by the New York Racing Association eau de Beaupre, ridden by Eddie Castro, captures The Damon Runyon at Aqueduct, New York Sunday Dec. 5, 2010.
Mrs. J.W.Y. Martin Jr.’s Music Please with Eric Camacho aboard won for the third time in three starts, this time capturing the $50,000 Squan Song Stakes Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. (Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)
This photo released by Benoit Photo shows trainer Bob Baffert, left, along with assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes, celebrating his 2,000th career victory Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 after owner Mike Pegram’s Free Pourin and Joe Talamo won the third race at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

Hayley Turner at Kempton Park racecourse on December 04, 2010 in Sunbury, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)