Attended by lead outrider Leuie Russell, Pat Day and Perfect Drift await the Classic field.
Celebrating the extraordinary career of Perfect Drift in the winner's circle. Holding the framed collage is Dr. William Reed, Perfect Drift's breeder and owner. Perfect Drift compiled an 11-14-7 record in 50 starts, earning more than $4.7 million. He won 7 graded stakes, including the Grade I Stephen Foster, and placed in 14 others.
Perfect Drift leads the parade to the post for the Kentucky Cup Classic. Aboard is Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day, who rode Perfect Drift to win the 2003 Classic.
Perfect Drift celebrates his retirement at Turfway, where he broke his maiden, won his first stake, and won both the Kentucky Cup Classic and the Lane's End Stakes. Here he visits fans around the winner's circle, led by longtime groom Richard Anderson
Four grads and five students from the North American Racing Academy treated the Kentucky Cup Day crowd to an exhibition race, won by grad Matthew Straight (with trophy) aboard Pointing Home
The Juvenile Fillies unfolded just as trainer Wayne Catalano and jockey Manny Aguilar expected. Sugar Mom's win may take her to the Breeders' Cup. Just visible behind her is runner-up Complicity.
With Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard, Fatal Bullet fired off a track-record win in the Kentucky Cup Sprint. Next stop: Breeders' Cup
West Side Bernie was trainer Kelly Breen's Kentucky Cup backup plan, but with a commanding win in the Juvenile and a two-for-two record, the Breeders' Cup is next. In the irons: Stewart Elliott.
Distaff winner Bear Now gave her connections their second Kentucky Cup win on the day and punched her ticket for the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Eurico Rosa Da Silva up.
A patient ride from Shaun Bridgmohan put Zanjero in the Kentucky Cup Classic winner's circle and earned the Steve Asmussen-trained colt a trip to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.