Stakes-level horses Den's Legacy, Ismene, Midnight Lucky, Rumor, Shumoos, Sugarinthemorning, Super Ninety Nine and Teddy's Promise school in the paddock during the afternoon of March 9, 2013 at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, California, U.S.A.
Multiple grade 1 winner Game On Dude and exercise rider Dana Barnes stop at the clockers' booth before morning training on Feb. 16, 2013 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, U.S.A. Two days later, on Feb. 18, grade 1 winner Paynter walks to the track with exercise rider George Alvarez aboard, as he works toward his racing comeback.
Miscellaneous horses from schooling on Jan. 26, 2013 and morning workouts Jan. 27, 2013 at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, California, U.S.A. Grade 2 winner Fed Biz is schooling for the grade 2 Strub Stakes on Feb. 2. Multiple grade 1 winner Game On Dude is schooling for the grade 2 San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 3, accompanied by groom Roberto Luna and assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes. Group 3-placed Saint Loup is ridden by Rafael Castaneda. Multiple stakes winner Strong Suit gets a bath, and will make his second U.S. start in the grade 2 Arcadia Stakes on Feb. 2, 2013.
Wise Dan gets a bath after his first morning over the track at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, U.S.A. He'd go on to win the grade 1, $1,818,000 Breeders' Cup Mile in course record time two days later, making a strong bid for Horse of the Year honors. Trainer Charlie Lopresti talks about how smart the horse is.
Video I took between photos of many star horses and other interesting sights during morning workouts of Breeders' Cup World Championships week Oct. 27 - Nov. 1 2012, and a bit from the afternoon of Nov. 2, 2012, at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, California, U.S.A. In order of appearance: Animal Kingdom, Awesome Feather, Beholder, Calidoscopio (ridden bareback), Capital Account, Capo Bastone, Coil, Class Included, devil Halloween costume, Dry Summer, Fed Biz, Flat Out, Halloween fog, Game On Dude, Great Hot, John Scott, Juniper Pass, lights on a pony, Nonios, Power Broker, Royal Delta, Slim Shadey, Suggestive Boy, Trinniberg, Under Review, Wise Dan, Wyatt the bridleless pony & Zagora.
Trainer Dale Romans held a free meet and greet session for about 100 fans on Oct. 27, 2012 at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, California, U.S.A. Romans answered fans' questions, and then brought out his star horses. Shackleford was originally the only horse scheduled to show, but star stablemates Little Mike and Dullahan made a suprise appearance. Little Mike went on to win the grade 1, $2,727,000 Breeders' Cup Turf a week later.
Multiple grade 1-winning racehorse Game On Dude gets treats and walks on track with exercise rider Dana Barnes during morning workouts at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, U.S.A. The five-year-old gelding is the favorite for next month's grade 1, $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Kentucky Derby (Gr. 1) and Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) winner I'll Have Another circles in the paddock before going to the winners circle for his final public retirement ceremony on July 7, 2012 at Betfair Hollywood Park racetrack in Inglewood, California, U.S.A. He's accompanied by Benjamin Perez, barn foreman for trainer Doug O'Neill. I'll Have Another entered quarantine the next day to prepare for stud duty in Japan.
Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Award winner for Champion Older Male, and grade 3 winner Worth Repeating school in the paddock at Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia, Calif. on closing day, April 22, 2012. Acclamation runs in the grade 3, $100,000 Inglewood Handicap at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. on April 27, 2012. Worth Repeating is entered for the grade 3, $150,000 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif. on April 28, 2012.
Retired superstar racehorse Lava Man now works as a lead pony for trainer Doug O'Neill and led stablemate I'll Have Another to a win in the grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 7, 2012 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., U.S.A. This video shows him as he was waiting in the tunnel with rider Sabas Rivera before the race. He was very anxious because he thought he was racing again. It was only the second time he had worked as a pony in the afternoon.