The 20th anniversary of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is now history. Although there was lots of great racing with beautiful weather, there were other things at Santa Anita that day besides the horses. The backdrop of the beautiful San Gabriel mountains and the bright sunshine made it hard to get a bad photograph, whether it was during the morning workouts or the races Saturday. Here is a selection of scenic photos and celebrities who were in attendance.
The Breeders' Cup jockeys were all introduced as part of the opening ceremonies.
A color guard of western riders brought in the US flags.
The jockeys and color guard watch while Sharon Hills sings the national anthem.
A quartet of buglers announced each race.
The Breeders' Cup flowers in storage waiting for the winners.
Even the Seabiscuit statue in the paddock had a Classic winner's wreath.
The post parade for the Filly and Mare Turf with the crowded grandstand behind them.
The horses break from the gate for a Breeders' Cup race.
The mountains make a lovely background for eventual Classic winner Pleasantly Perfect Thursday morning.
Looking across the main, turf, and training tracks to the mountains on Tuesday morning.
Breeders' Cup Friday Works - It was a smokey morning at Santa Anita as a huge cloud of smoke from the wildfires raging to the east of town. Here are photos and details for 18 of the Breeders' Cup contenders who were on the track today. NEW!
Breeders' Cup Thursday Works - It was another busy morning at Santa Anita with lots of horses on the track. Here are photos and details for 21 of the Breeders' Cup contenders. NEW!
Breeders' Cup Wednesday Works - Even more horses were on the track Wednesday morning at Santa Anita as many of the European horses cleared quarantine. Here are photos and details for 20 of the Breeders' Cup contenders. NEW!
Breeders' Cup Tuesday Works - Lots of horses were on the track Tuesday morning at Santa Anita. Here are photos and details for 11 of the Breeders' Cup contenders. NEW!
The Breeders' Cup Championship Day - The official page for the Breeders' Cup championship races. Just about anything you need to know about it: results, video clips, and race calls for past years, and eventually nominations, entries, and results. New Flash section for this year's running now available.
Free past performances for all the races from Equibase and Breeders' Cup. Click each race for the link to its file.