PICTURES OF THE DAY

Leandro R. Goncalves (center) wins atop Berlino Di Tiger in the 19th running of the $125,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Gr.3 at Churchill Downs on Saturday. May, 04, 2013. (David Lee Hartlage/Louisville Courier Journal)

Horses dig up the dirt on the all weather track during a trackwork session at Sha Tin racecourse on May 2, 2013, ahead of the Champions Mile this Sunday in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Jockey Damian Lane (2-R) rides Formidable to win race seven the Go Green Handicap during Melbourne racing at Flemington Racecourse on May 4, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Graham Denholm/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Virginia Gold Cup winner Grinding Speed and Mark Beecher.  (Douglas Lees Photo)

Virginia Gold Cup left to right: #6 Foyle (Chris Read, up), who finished fourth and the winner Grinding Speed (Mark Beecher, up). (Douglas Lees Photo)

Liaison and Martin Garcia, left, run down Kettle Corn, with Victor Espinoza, in mid-stretch and go on to victory in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap horse race Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Kevin Manning riding Dawn Approach wins The Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket racecourse on May 04, 2013 in Newmarket, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Trainer Shug McGaughey (L) walks with Orb ridden by jockey Joel Rosario after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Stephanie’s Kitten, with Julien Leparoux aboard, center, wins the $250,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. May 4, 2013. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal)

Orb enjoys a morning after treat at Churchill Downs. May 5, 2013. (Louisville Courier Journal Photo)

Rosie Napravnik aboard Delaunay wins the 79th Running of the $400,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Gr.2 at Churchill Downs on Saturday. May, 04, 2013. (David Lee Hartlage/Louisville Courier Journal)

Wise Dan, with Jose Lezcano aboard, wins the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic G.1 May 4, 2013. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal)

 

The water jump in the Virginia Gold Cup. L-R: Heron’s Well, second place finisher Straight To It,  fourth place finisher Foyle and the winner Grinding Speed. (Douglas Lees Photo)