PICTURES OF THE DAY

Hall of Fame jockey Ismael “Milo” Valenzuela, who won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 1958 and 1968 (Tim Tam and Forward Pass) – both finished second in the Belmont) and retired with 2,545 overall triumphs, died Wednesday at his Arcadia home after a lengthy illness. He was 74.

Valenzuela, one of 22 children born to parents who had immigrated to the United States from Mexico, rose to prominence at Southern California racetracks before branching out to become nationally famous. He was the regular rider for Kelso.
Filly sensation Rachel Alexandra was made the 1-2 favorite over seven older males in her attempt to become the first female to win the prestigious Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.