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Belmont Park
October 7, 2006

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (Grade 1)
for Three Year Olds and upward - 1 1/2 Miles on the Turf
other photos from October 7, 2006: [Races 1-5] [Beldame Stakes] [Flower Bowl] [Vosburgh] [Jockey Club Gold Cup]
Freedonia (GB) in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
Freedonia (GB) in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
French jockeys Thierry Gillet and Thierry Thulliez in the Belmont Park paddock before the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
French jockeys Thierry Gillet and Thierry Thulliez in the Belmont Park paddock before the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
English Channel is walked in the paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
English Channel is walked in the paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Frost Giant is walked the the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Frost Giant is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Freedonia is walked the the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Freedonia is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Dreadnaught is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Interpatation is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Interpatation is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Royal Highness (GB) is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Royal Highness (GB) is walked in the Belmont Park paddock prior to the Turf Classic.
Icy Atlantic (Mike Luzzi up) is led from the paddock to the track for the Turf Classic.
Icy Atlantic (Mike Luzzi up) is led from the paddock to the track for the Turf Classic.
English Channel (John Velazquez up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
English Channel (John Velazquez up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
Freedonia (Thierry Gillet up) is led to the track for the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
Freedonia (Thierry Gillet up) is led to the track for the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
Dreadnaught (Cornelio Velasquez up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
Dreadnaught (Cornelio Velasquez up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
Interpatation (Tommy Turner up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
Interpatation (Tommy Turner up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
Royal Highness (Thierry Thulliez up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
Royal Highness (Thierry Thulliez up) is led to the track for the Turf Classic.
For some unknown reason, I am unable to resist taking a picture of the infield flag at the racetrack.
For some unknown reason, I am unable to resist taking a picture of the infield flag at the racetrack.
Icy Atlantic (Mike Luzzi up) leads the field early in the Turf Classic at Belmont Park.
Icy Atlantic (Mike Luzzi up) leads the field early in the Turf Classic at Belmont Park.
#1A English Channel is taken in hand by jockey John Velazquez early in the Turf Classic.
#1A English Channel is taken in hand by jockey John Velazquez early in the Turf Classic.
Do not adjust your monitor.  Apparently the camera and photographer both lost focus.  Had this photo been in focus, you would see English Channel storming home to a clear victory in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
Do not adjust your monitor. Apparently the camera and photographer both lost focus. Had this photo been in focus, you would see English Channel storming home to a clear victory in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.
Frost Giant (Edgar Prado up) returns to be unsaddled after finishing fifth in the Turf Classic.
Frost Giant (Edgar Prado up) returns to be unsaddled after finishing fifth in the Turf Classic.
Interpatation (Tom Turner up) returns to be unsaddled after finishing fourth in the Turf Classic.
Interpatation (Tom Turner up) returns to be unsaddled after finishing fourth in the Turf Classic.
Turf Classic winner English Channel (John Velazquez up) heads to the Winners' Circle.
Turf Classic winner English Channel (John Velazquez up) heads to the Winners' Circle.
2006 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic International winner:  English Channel - Owner:  James Scatuorchio - Trainer:  Todd Pletcher - Jockey:  John Velazquez
2006 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic International winner: English Channel - Owner: James Scatuorchio - Trainer: Todd Pletcher - Jockey: John Velazquez
other photos from October 7, 2006: [Races 1-5] [Beldame Stakes] [Flower Bowl] [Vosburgh] [Jockey Club Gold Cup]
 
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