Jockeys and horses alike focus down the track the instant the gate springs open.
Young race fans stake out a spot on the rail on Kentucky Cup Day.
Turfway Tommy makes a special guest appearance on Kentucky Cup Day.
Whether crunching the numbers or playing a hunch, every player has an angle.
From jockeys to trainers, from grooms to bettors, from owners to reporters, the focus of attention on race day is right here.
A young fan concentrates on his pick in a Kentucky Cup Day race.
Cohiba Miss's easy win in the 2006 Juvenile Fillies gave trainer Bernie Flint his 31st Turfway stakes win, four behind all-time leader D. Wayne Lukas.
From start to finish, Cohiba Miss faced no challenge in her 2006 Juvenile Fillies win.
After sitting back off the early pace, 25-1 Reigning Court took the lead at the 1/8 pole and held on to win the 2006 Sprint by half a length.
Beautiful Bets was second to Grade I winner Splendid Blended (orange saddlecloth) in Gulfstream's Shirley Jones Handicap (G2) in March but turned the tables in the Turfway Breeders' Cup, leaving 'Splendid' to finish fourth.
Beautiful Bets closed from far back to win the Turfway Breeders' Cup, earning an affectionate thank you from jockey Willie Martinez.
Beautiful Bets collars the pacesetting Slew Peg in the stretch of the Turfway Breeders' Cup.
Trainer Murray Johnson hoped Perfect Drift would add the 2006 Classic to his 2003 win in the race, but the Grade I winner finished second to Ball Four.
Premium Tap was one of three Grade I winners in the 2006 Classic.
(L-R) ESPN's Quint Kessenich interviews Willie Martinez and trainer Patrick Biancone as they await the stewards' ruling on Ball Four's Classic run.
Willie Martinez talks with the stewards about his ride on Ball Four in the Classic after Kent Desormeaux, Premium Tap's jockey, lodged a claim of foul. The claim was disallowed.
After U D Ghetto won the Juvenile, trainer Tony Reinstedler said, "This horse is a handful all the time--but he can run."
Cohiba Miss went gate-to-wire to win the 2006 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies. The win was the third stakes on the day for jockey Willie Martinez, who also won the Turfway Breeders' Cup and the Classic.
Trainer Tony Reinstedler had the one-two finishers in the 2006 Kentucky Cup Juvenile, with U D Ghetto earning the win.
Beautiful Bets (8) caught the leader in mid-stretch and held off a late rally from La Reason (3) to win the 2006 Turfway Breeders' Cup.
In the 2006 Kentucky Cup Sprint, Reigning Court got his first stakes win in his first stakes try.
Ball Four upset the 2006 Kentucky Cup Classic after finishing second in 2005.