Students had their own area on Scholarship Day, complete with video games, giveaways, cornhole, and free soft drinks and food.
Under regular rider Mario Pino, Hard Spun (1) contolled all the pace and held off Street Sense in the stretch to win the Kentucky Cup Classic (G2). The victory turned the tables on Street Sense, who passed Hard Spun in the final half-furlong to win the 2007 Kentucky Derby.
Danzon came from far back, split horses, and drew off to win the Kentucky Cup Distaff (G3) by five lengths, the widest margin of victory on the day. The Distaff was the second 2007 Kentucky Cup win for jockey Julien Leparoux, who one race earlier won the Juvenile.
Julien Leparoux earned the first of two Kentucky Cup wins by guiding Texas Fever (8) to a well managed neck victory over Chitoz in the Juvenile (G3). Leparoux had two additional wins on the undercard.
Piratesonthelake (middle) tracked the pace early but got the best of a three-horse blanket finish in the Kentucky Cup Sprint (G3). Diego Sanchez was aboard.
Sky Mom, Terry Thompson up, headed the early leader and then held on to win the Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies by three parts of a length.
The run to the first turn in the Classic, with Hard Spun out to set the pace and Street Sense right behind.
Coming into the stretch, Calvin Borel set Street Sense down but the Derby winner couldn't catch Hard Spun.
In the paddock before the Classic, Hard Spun puts on his game face.
Calvin Borel adjusts his footing before taking Street Sense to the track for the Classic.
Winner of Turfway's 2005 Rushaway Stakes, Cat Shaker was one of just two horses game enough to face Hard Spun and Street Sense in the Classic.
Multiple graded stakes winner Stream Cat won the 2005 Kentucky Cup Juvenile before returning to Turfway to finish third in the 2007 Classic.
Owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms leads Hard Spun into the Classic winner circle.
Street Sense heads back to the barn after finishing second in the Kentucky Cup Classic, well prepped for his next start, the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Trainer Patrick Biancone holds the Breeders' Cup Stakes trophy after Danzon's win in the Kentucky Cup Distaff.
A young member of the Stark family holds the owner's trophy after Sky Mom's win in the Juvenile Fillies, Terry Thompson up.
Texas Fever gets an "attaboy" from Julien Leparoux for his winning effort in the Kentucky Cup Juvenile.
With Diego Sanchez aboard, Piratesonthelake toughed out a photo finish to win the Kentucky Cup Sprint, giving both horse and rider their first graded stakes wins.
Located between the paddock and the rail, the VIP Paddock Pavilion offers the best seat in the house on Kentucky Cup Day.
College Scholarship Day, held in conjunction with Kentucky Cup Day, drew about 400 students in 2007, each hoping to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships from Turfway and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association.