Horses and trainers gather in the paddock before the first horse race of the 2010 season at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010.

In this photo released by Fair Grounds race coure, horse of the year candidate Rachel Alexandra, with exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard, gallops at the Fair Grounds race course during a morning workout in New Orleans, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.Carrie Cocolin gallops Aredia’s Affair (owned and bred by Danny Atkins) for trainer Susan Cooney in the pre-Christmas deep snow.

Here, Cooney’s husband Patrick takes a few turns with Virginia-bred Rumbop owned and bred by Jill Gordon Moore.

Neil Callan and Wicked Daze land The Claiming Stakes Race run at Kempton Park Racecourse on January 13, 2010 in Sunbury, England. (January 12, 2010 – Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images Europe)