PICTURES OF THE DAY

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, The Usual Q.T. and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby Gr.I Sunday, Nov.29, 2009, at Hollyood Park. 2009 Virginia Derby Gr.II winner Battle of Hastings was the runner-up.Belmont and Travers winner Summer Bird (seen here at Santa Anita prior to the Breeders Cup) was injured while training for the Japan Cup Dirt. He suffered a fracture to the medial, or inside, front portion of the right ankle. Summer Bird is resting comfortably and in no distress, said trainer Tim Ice, who said a cast was applied to the leg as a precaution. He will return to the U.S. and undergo surgery.

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, the Mailet and jockey Joel Rosario win the $100,000 Miesque Stakes Gr.III Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

In this photo released by Churchill Downs and Reed Palmer Photography, Super Saver, ridden by Calvin Borel, rolls to victory in the $191,250 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Gr.II on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Churchill Downs.

In this photo released by Churchill Downs and Reed Palmer Photography, Sassy Image, ridden by Robby Albarado, pulls away to win the $150,000 Golden Rod Stakes Gr.II race for 2-year-old fillies on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

In this photo released by Benoit Photo, Who’s Up and jockey Victor Espinoza win the $100,000 Generous Stakes Gr.III, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.
In this photo released by Benoit Photo, jockey Garrett Gomez waves his whip in celebration aboard Ventura after their victory in the $300,000 Matriarch Gr.I, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.

In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, Kodiak Kowboy, left, wins the $300,000 Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile Gr.I at Aqueduct Race Track, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009.

In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, Flashing and jockey Richard Migliore win the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes Gr.I at Aqueduct Race Track, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, in New York. In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, Buddy’s Saint and jockey Jose Lezcano win the $200,000 Remsen Stakes Gr.II at Aqueduct Race Track, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009.

In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, Virginia-bred Tizahit and jockey Edgar Prado win the $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes Gr.II Aqueduct Race Track, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, in New York. Tizahit was bred by Wayne and Susie Chatfield-Taylor’s Morgan’s Ford Farm in Front Royal, VA.

In this photo released by Benoit Photo, Fluke and jockey Joseph Talamo win the $300,000 Citation Handicap Gr.I on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.

In this photo released by Churchill Downs and Reed Palmer Photography, Rahystrada (6) and jockey Leandro Goncalves win the $112,700 River City Handicap Gr.II Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Churchill Downs.

In this photo released by Churchill Downs and Reed Palmer Photography, Blame (5), ridden by Jamie Theriot, en route to winning the $460,600 Clark Handicap Gr.II on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Churchill Downs.

In this photo released by the New York Racing Association, Sara Louise, right, ridden by Edgar Prado, captures the $150,000Top Flight Handicap Gr.II at Aqueduct Race Track in New York, on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009.