Saturday, July 29, 2006

Bernardini at Saratoga: Go Jim Dandy, Go

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Bernardini escorted into the paddock.
Javier Castellano awaits his arrival.

A crowd of 25,000 also waited for the arrival of the preakness winner on a sweltering afternoon interrupted by a summer thunderstorm.

All images by Thomas Dimopoulos

Bernardini at the finish line

The horses are called to the post.

They're in the starting gate.

"And..." bellows the voice of announcer Tom Durkin, "they're off..."

Approaching the finish line, with an obvious lead, Durkin remarks: “He didn’t even break a sweat, and it’s 90 degrees.”

Bernardini by a mile.

All images by Thomas Dimopoulos