The Week in Photos: April 14, 2010

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 4/17/2010 issue

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Red-hot trainer John Sadler captured the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) with front-running upsetter Line of David at Oaklawn Park April 10, just a week after Sadler took the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) with Sidney's Candy.

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Photo: CHAD HARMON

Stately Victor, the longest shot on the board at 40-1, roared past Paddy O'Prado in the stretch to record a shocking 4 1/4-length win in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) (VIDEO) April 10 at Keeneland.

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Photo: MATHEA KELLEY

Zenyatta tied Thoroughbred racing legends Citation and Cigar with her 16th consecutive win April 9 in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap (gr. I), blowing past her four rivals under Mike Smith as an adoring crowd at Oaklawn Park cheered the sensational mare to another easy victory.

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Photo: CHAD HARMON

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred Karelian held off favored Court Vision in the stretch to win the $300,000 Maker’s Mark Mile (gr. IT) under Julien Leparoux April 9 in Keeneland’s feature. It was the first grade I win for the 8-year-old gelding.

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Photo: MATHEA KELLEY

Dr. Zic pulled a 15-1 shocker in the $300,000 Vinery Madison (gr. I) April 8 at Keeneland, going wire-to-wire while upsetting defending champion Informed Decision, who finished third at odds of 1-2.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Bart Evans’ homebred Wasted Tears (right) scored her fifth consecutive win—this one by far her biggest—as she went wire-to-wire under Rajiv Maragh holding off champion Forever Together by a half-length in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IIT) April 10 at Keeneland.

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Together Indy rallied under Kent Desormeaux to win the $245,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) by one length at Keeneland April 10, capturing his first graded race in his synthetic track debut for trainer George Weaver.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Looking every bit the 1-2 favorite she was, Franny Freud cruised to a front-running 4 3/4-length win in the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) for her first graded stakes win April 7 at Keeneland.

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Photo: MATHEA KELLEY

Custom for Carlos was the winner of the Count Fleet Handicap (gr. III) on April 9 at Oaklawn Park.

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Mona de Momma made her graded-stakes debut a winning effort April 4 at Santa Anita Park, capturing the Las Flores Handicap (gr. III) for trainer John Sadler.

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Touching Beauty won a roughly run $100,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) when odds-on choice She'll Be Doggone nearly went down after being shut off at the rail near mid-stretch at Aqueduct April 10.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

Silver Timber captured his second consecutive graded stakes at Keeneland April 10, finding another gear in deep stretch to run down Grand Adventure by a neck in the $100,000 Shakertown (gr. IIIT).

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Unzip Me dictated the pace en route to an easy win in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) (VIDEO) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 11, earning her fourth consecutive win for trainer Marty Jones.

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