The Breeders' Cup World Championships bring many emotions to the owners, trainers, jockeys and everyone else involved with thoroughbred horse racing.
A year's worth of work comes down to a single race lasting only a minute or two, depending on distance.
For two days, the top contenders will carry the expectations of their jockeys, owners and followers. A win is expected. Anything else is a disappointment.
Let's take a look at the top contenders for each race, and how they will fare on thoroughbred racing's biggest stage.