PICTURES OF THE DAY

California invader Blind Luck confirmed her status as the top 3-year-old filly in the nation, as she overcame a slow pace, passed odds-on choice Devil May Care at the eighth-pole, and wore down Havre de Grace in the late stages to win the $500,000 Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes Gr. I by a neck Saturday at Saratoga. (Photo by NYRA via Flickr)
Paddy O’Prado, with Kent Desormeaux up, wins the Grade I Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights. (Photo by Arlington Park Live via Flickr)
Debussy and William T. Buick winning the Arlington Million over Virginia Derby and Eclipse Award winner Gio Pointi at Arlington Park. (Photo by Horsephotos.com/NTRA)
Ben’s Cat raised his lifetime record to five wins without a loss when he won the $50,000 Mister Diz Stakes at Laurel Park. The son of Parker’s Storm Cat, bred by owner-trainer King T. Leatherbury, covered the six-furlong distance in 1 minute, 9.08 seconds. Rosemary Homeister Jr. steered Ben’s Cat wide from the start and kept after him in the lane to win his first try on the turf. (Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)
In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, It’s Tea Time (6), with Julien Leparoux aboard, captures the Lake Placid Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010.
ECLAIR DE LUNE winning the Beverly D at Arlington Park on 8-21-10 Jockey Up Junior Alvarado. (Photo by Arlington Park Live via Flickr)
In this photo provided by EQUI-PHOTO, Duke Of Mischief (3), with Eibar Coa aboard, wins the $300,000 Philip H. Iselin Handicap Gr.III at Monmouth Park over Redding Colliery (4), with Anna Rose Napravnik aboard, at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010.
Horses run lap 1 during Race 1 the Club Leeds Footscray Handicap during Mitchell McKenzie-William Crockett Day at Mooney Valley Racecourse on August 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Jockeys race along the beach during the traditional beach hoserace at Sanlucar de Barrameda, near Cadiz in Spain, on August 20, 2010. (Photo by Cristina Quicler /AFP/Getty Images)
Yaa Wayl ridden by Philip Robinson wins the Sky Bet City of York Stakes during the Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Race Track on August 20, 2010 in York, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Europe)
In this photo provided by Benoit Photo, Sweet August Moon, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, right, goes on to win the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap horse race on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.
Memorial Maniac winning the Stars and Stripes at Arlington Park on 8-21-10 Jockey Up James Graham. (Photo by Arlington Park Live via Flickr)