Before returning to the regular Maiden Watch activities, I thought I would present a salute to Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner George Vancouver (Henrythenavigator - Versailles Treaty by Danzig) with photos taken by
The Blood Horse photographers at Santa Anita. But first, let's watch the replay of the race.
George Vancouver makes a powerful move between horses, and pulls away for a 1 1/4 length win. Also watch for Brown Almighty (Big Brown - Gone Goodbye by Gone for Real), who takes a short lead after 6 furlongs, but has to steady when crowded, and weakens to finish 9th.
And away they go. Photo by Chad Harmon
Brown Almighty (center, white blaze) takes the lead. Photo by Rick Samuels
Making his way through traffic. Photo by Skip Dickstein
And shaking free from the pack. Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt
Leading the way home. Photo by Rick Samuels
All alone at the finish. Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt
Looking like a winner. Photo by Crawford Ifland
Ready for his close-up. Photo by Crawford Ifland
In the Winner's Circe. Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt
Enjoying the spoils of winning, co-owners Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and jockey Ryan Moore. Photo by Skip Dickstein
That's right, I'm the Winner! Photo by Skip Dickstein
Photos are available for purchase at photos.bloodhorse.com.
Dam - Grade I winner Versailles Treaty. Photo by Skip Dickstein
Sire - Group I winner Henrythenavigator. Photo by Wally Skalij
Half Brother - Grade II winner Saarland (by Unbridled). Photo by Adam Coglianese