PICTURES OF THE DAY

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Wasted Tears and jockey Rajiv Maragh, second from left, hold off Lilly Fa Pootz, left, with Joel Rosario, and Gotta Have Her, with Mike Smith, to win the Grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes horse race Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.

This photo released by Benoit Photo shows The Craig Family Trust’s Sidney’s Candy and jockey Joel Rosario winning the Grade II, $150,000 La Jolla Handicap, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

Telling and Garrett Gomez surged through an opening along the rail and took charge in deep stretch on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course to secure a repeat victory in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes Gr.I.

Interactif took command approaching the stretch and held off a pair of challengers for a nose victory in the $150,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Gr.II at Saratoga Race Course.

The jockey of Montone parish rides his horse during a training session of the Palio race in Siena August 15, 2010. Every year on August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders compete bareback around Siena’s shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

Big Brown is paraded at the Inglis Stables on August 16, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will enter stud for the first time in Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images AsiaPac)
Frankie Dettori (Royal Blue) clutches his fist as he rides Shakespearean to a win in The CGA Hungerford Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1) at Newbury racecourse on August 14, 2010 in Newbury, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images Europe)
Richard Mullen riding Electric Waves leads the runner and riders on his way to winning The Bathwick Tyres St Hugh’s Stakes at Newbury Racecourse on August 13, 2010 in Newbury, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe)