Yesterday was the Colonial Turf Cup Stakes (grII) at Colonial Downs, a one and three sixteenth miles race for three year olds. The field was small but contained two Kentucky Derby starters, Paddy O’Prado and Dean’s Kitten. These photos will not be in my regular galleries so if you are interested in them please contact Susan M. Carter. Photos from undercard races, including the All Along Stakes (grIII) will be posted soon.
Paddy O’Prado, his groom and Kent Desormeaux in the paddock before the race.
Breaking from the gate. I had to run the 3/16s of a mile from the starting gate to the finish line. I need to get in better shape.
Paddy O’Prado pulled away from Workin for Hops and Two Notch Road in the stretch.
He was all alone heading for home.
Crossing the finish line.
Paddy wasn’t too sure he like the wet sponge on his head.
Kent goes to weigh out.
Earlier in the day Shared Account and Edgar Prado won the All Along Stakes (gr III) for fillies and mares.