Headed towards victory at Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris.
A view of part of the course, pre-race. I live across the street and walk or bike around the exterior of Longchamp nearly every day.
Another view of the course with the lucky horseshoe finish line. If you look closely, you'll notice the Eiffel Tower peeking out above the trees of the Bois du Boulogne.
The pre-race parade rink and winner's circle.
Before the race...
The winner's circle
Anticipation: Jockeys wait for their mounts.
Headed towards the course.
A pony for the children to ride. The next races at Longchamp begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13.
And here is some hope and inspiration for Americans who are struggling.