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AT THISyear's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED spent 48 hours (336 hours in dog time) with Lucy, a 5-year-old borzoi, and her handler, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson.

1 Lucy enters the arena

2 A nose powdering before the best-in-show competition

3 Out on the town

4 Kicking back at the hotel

5 Touch-ups before the final round

6 A moment of reflection

7 After finishing first in her group, Lucy congratulates best-in-show winner Flynn