PICTURES OF THE DAY

The horses break out of the starting gate at the running of the 142nd Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2010 in Elmont, New York.

Another look at Jockey Cornelio Velasquez and Winchester winning the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap Gr.I ahead of Ramon Dominguez and Gio Ponti at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 5, 2010.

A sculpture of a horse’s head entitled ‘Still Water’ is installed adjacent to the main grandstand at Ascot Racecourse on June 8, 2010 in Ascot, England. The sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green who created the 20 foot high bronze head has also produced a similar piece displayed at London’s Marble Arch. The Royal Ascot race meeting, which dates back almost 300 years, commences on June 15, 2010.