PICTURES OF THE DAY

Irvin S. Naylor’s Decoy Daddy (IRE)with Jeff Murphy up winning the $40,000 Noel Laing Stakes at Montpelier. (Photo by Douglas Lees)

 Amazing Sun (Carl Rafter, up) winning dirt mile race at Montpelier. (Photo by Douglas Lees)

Runners in the Noel Laing Stakes at Montpelier from left:  The Price Of Love and Roddy Mackenzie; Chess Board and Bernie Dalton (#3); Major Price and Matt McCarron(#7) and the eventual winner (#6) Decoy Daddy (IRE) and Jeff Murphy. (Photo by Douglas Lees)

Philip Hobbs chats with the press at his Sandhill racing stables while previewing his runners for the build up to ‘The Open’ meeting held at Cheltenham racecourse this coming weekend, on November 09, 2010 in Minehead, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Ricky May drives Monkey King to win NZ Cup during Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day at Addington Raceway on November 9, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Exmoor ponies graze in England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)