PICTURES OF THE DAY

 Verrazano, front right, with John Velazquez aboard, captures The Grade I Wood Memorial stakes horse race at Aqueduct Race Track in New York, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Normandy Invasion (red helmet) was second and Vyjack (pink helmet) was third. (AP Photo/New York Racing Association)

Emollient, under jockey Mike Smith, scores a nine-length victory in the 76th running of the Ashland Stakes horse race for fillies at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, April 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Close Hatches, ridden by Joel Rosario, wins the Grade II Gazelle Stakes horse race at Aqueduct  Saturday, April 6, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/New York Racing Association)

Make that four years in a row for Ben’s Cat in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes. The Jim Stable star from the King Leatherbury barn carried Julian Pimentel to an easy 1-3/4 length victory over the firm turf at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. (Jim McCue/MJC)

Goldencents and Kevin Krigger race to win the Grade I $750,000 Santa Anita Derby horse race on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

James Davies riding Escort’Men clear a fence in The BMW Ascot Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase at Ascot racecourse on April 07, 2013 in Ascot, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Kinross Farm’s Its A School Night (Sam Frederickson) won the novice rider flat at the Old Dominion Point-to-Point. (Douglas Less Photo)

Trainer Richard Mandella, left, pats Jimmy Creed after their victory in the Grade II, $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes horse race on on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Tommy Berry riding Overreach celebrates winning the Tooheys New Golden Slipper during 2013 Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens on April 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

 Jeremy Gillam’s Regal Hour (Diana Gillam) won the lady rider timber race at the Old Dominion Point-to-Point. (Douglas Less Photo)

 Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, with Garrett Gomez aboard, wins the Grade I $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks horse race in Arcadia, Calif., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Santa Anita Park. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Randleston Farm’s Spy In The Sky (Keri Brion – left) won the open hurdle race over Randy Rouse’s Hishi Soar (Woods Winants) at the Old Dominion Point-to-Point. (Douglas Less Photo)
Sara E. Collette’s Vladykov is led back by Chris Read after winning the Virginia-Bred/Sired flat race at Old Dominion. (Douglas Lees Photo)