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Pictures from Turfway Park - Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes Day

As promised, here are some of my favorite snapshots from a visit to Turfway Park on their biggest afternoon of the year, Spiral Stakes Day. Starting with a shot of a really nice paddock before the races started.

 

 

 

The geese were hungry and the toteboard was all decked out for Spiral Day.

 

 

Now that you know the date of these pictures, how about a few with no date.

 

 

Just one of the reasons they were all visiting beautiful Florence, Kentucky.

 

 

Spiral favorite Heavy Breathing before the race, no sign of his trainer, Todd Pletcher, though.

 

 

 

Getting up close and personal with the second choice, Handsome Mike

 

 

It's no joke, Fair Grounds leading rider was in town. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the big race was a beauty contest, Went the Day Well was going to win going away. 

 

 

 

 

You can see two things in this shot: 1) I am far from a professional photograher, and 2) Went the Day Well was much the best in the Spiral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It hasn't happened a lot lately, but Saturday just wasn't Rosie's day.

 

 

 

Yes, the winner broke a sweat, but just barely. 

 

 

Looking good! Johnny V and Went the Day Well. 

 

 

Something tells me you have not seen the last of this pair.

 

 

Well that's it ... as always I had a great time at Turfway Park on Spiral Stakes Day. I probably will not be back until next year, but I hope to see you there next spring! 

 

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Older Comments about Pictures from Turfway Park - Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes Day...

i had Animil KINGdom last yr...♥♥
Thanks for the great pic's..
Looks like you had a ton of fun! Great pictures!
Nice shots Brian!
This Friday at the Fairgrounds,18 races..Day and night..Yes 18 races..!!
Thanks for the photos of your day. Turfway looks like a great place!

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Meet Brian Zipse 

Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing since birth. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see all the greats in person from Secretariat and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Before coming to the Nation, Brian displayed his love for the sport through the development of his horse racing website, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game. 
  
As Managing Editor of Horse Racing Nation, Brian authors a daily column as Zipse at the Track, or ZATT for short, and adds his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Brian also serves on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
  
A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives in Suburban Chicago with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra, where he is a professional golf instructor when he is not following the horses.