The Week in Photos: Jan. 18, 2008

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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The Blood-Horse: 01/19/2008 issue

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A BRISK WALK: Horses circle the back walking ring at Keeneland, awaiting their turn in the auction ring during the January sale.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Millionaire and multiple grade I winner Precious Kitten has been sold for an undisclosed amount to Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stable and will continue to race in 2008 out of the barn of trainer Bobby Frankel.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Sunriver, a grade I winner in 2007 and a full brother to champion Ashado, will enter stud at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y. The 5-year-old son of Saint Ballado will stand for $15,000.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Louisiana's bush tracks offered colorful characters, like Claudius Broussard (left), fast horses, and good times. About the only thing lacking was the rules.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Fans await the horses coming down the stretch at a bush track in early 1970.

Photo: Courtesy Don Stemmons

Southern Equine Stables was the biggest spender at the January sale at Keeneland, purchasing 10 horses for $3,862,000, including the $2.7-million sale topper, Irish Cherry, a 14-year-old grade I-producing mare that was in foal to Ghostzapper.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Top-Priced Yearling: a $475,000 Saint Liam--Ministrada filly that is a half-sister to graded III winner Lone Star Sky.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Indian Blessing's 3-year-old debut is a winning one in the seven-furlong Santa Ynez at Santa Anita.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta tops a good field of females in the El Encino Jan. 13 at Santa Anita.

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Unbeaten El Gato Malo took advantage of a blistering pace to register a runaway 6 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Air Commander (outside) gets the nod over Johnny Eves in the San Fernando.

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Longshot Zappa cruises to victory in the San Pasqual Handicap.

Photo: Benoit Photo

New York-bred Z Fortune finds racing in New Orleans to his liking, draws clear in the one-mile Lecomte at Fair Grounds.

Photo: Lou Hodges Jr.

Jolie the Cat has given trainer Steve Asmussen three wins in the Tiffany Lass since 2002.

Photo: Lou Hodges Jr.

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