PICTURES OF THE DAY

Various photos of Dubai’s new Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse as the seventh annual Dubai International Racing Carnival kicked off on January 28, 2010, the first event to be held at the new track. Meydan replaces the Nad al-Sheba track, where the Dubai World Cup was held for the previous 14 years, as the countdown begins to the Dubai World Cup on March 27, which has a $10 millino purse, the world’s highest. (Photos by AP Photos and AFP/Getty Images)

Dawnbreak from U.S.A. ridden by FranKie Dettori, left, prepares for UAE 1000 Guineas Trail at the opening day of Meydan Grand Stand and Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

In this photo provided by Benoit Photo, Loup Breton (6), ridden by jockey Garrett Gomez, hold off High Court Drama to win the Grade II San Marcos Stakes, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Caif.

Danny Cook and Hunterview (L) clear the last flight in company with the Wayne Hutchinson ridden Riskareas before going on to win The Racing UK MJuvenile Maiden Hurdle Race run at Warwick Racecourse on January 28, 2010 in Warwick, Warwickshire. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images Europe)

Ruby Walsh and Tataniano clear a fence during The MC Seafoods Novices’ Steeple Chase Race run at Newbury Racecourse on January 29, 2010 in Newbury, England.
(Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images Europe)