Photos by G. Petty/Virginia Thoroughbred Association

 Paddy O’Prado (left) on the way to the paddock for the $200,000 Dixie Stakes Gr. 2.

 Deep stretch of the Dixie.

 Just past the post.

 Cooling off.

With trainer Dale Romans.

 Getting organized.


 Hey, that’s me on the jumbotron.

 Lenny Hale.

 Dance City is headed to the indoor paddock to saddle.

 Dialed In.

 The gang at the rail.

 Astrology and King Congie.

 Mucho Macho Man.

 The Kentucky Derby winner.

 Michael Lauffer in khaki suit.

 Entering the winner’s circle.

 Exiting the winner’s circle.

 Heading back to the barn.

 Wide angle of the first time by in the Dixie.

 Paddy returns to the photographers.

 Saddling under the blimp. 
 Spring Hill Farm manager Chris Baker (l) and the late Edward P. Evans’ brother Shel (r).

 Steve Asmussen, Kenny Mayne, Graham Motion

 Shackleford and Animal Kingdom lead the charge.

 Near the finish.