The Week in Photos: February 13, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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The Blood-Horse: 02/14/2009 issue

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Awaiting Stardom: Champion Stardom Bound (gray/roan, white cap) awaits room to make her move in the Feb. 7 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.

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Stardom Bound wins the one-mile Las Virgenes for IEAH Stables and new trainer Bobby Frankel.

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Pioneerof the Nile charged from the back of the pack to win the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) in the final strides over 17-1 shot Papa Clem at Santa Anita Feb. 7.

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Cowboy Cal is headed to the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in one month following his hard-fought win in the $250,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 7.

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Cowboy Cal has back-to-back grade II victories on the Santa Anita main track for trainer Todd Pletcher, winning the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) over older horses Jan. 10.

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Friesan Fire runs away with the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Photo: Lynn Roberts

War Echo was an impressive winner in the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III).

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Honest Man stayed close to a slow pace and easily pulled away for a 4 1/4-length score in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III).

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Matto Mondo grabbed the lead from the favored pacesetter Monterey Jazz at the head of the stretch and rolled on to register a 3 1/4-length win in the Thunder Road Handicap at Santa Anita Feb. 7.

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