The Week in Photos: June 6, 2011

Racing across the world, and prepping for the Belmont Stakes.

Belmont Stakes contenders were at work on the Belmont strip, including Preakness winner Shackleford,

Photo: Rick Samuels

Risen Star winner Mucho Macho Man,

Photo: Rick Samuels

Harlan's Hello,

Photo: Rick Samuels

and Stay Thirsty.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Jockey Michael Baze was remembered in a memorial service on June 2 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Rick Dutrow faced a hearing by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to decide if the trainer’s license should be revoked.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The Queen was at the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) to see her colt, Carlton House, run.

Photo: Trevor Jones

But, Pour Moi (left) stole the show with a flying finish. Carlton House (black cap, center) finished third.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Celebrating Pour Moi's victory.

Photo: Trevor Jones

The ground was soggy for the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine, but Bay to Bay loved it.

Photo: Michael Burns

At Monmouth Park, Colony Club and Forest Boyce won the Fort Monmouth Stakes.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Salty Strike picked up her first graded stakes win in the Dogwood Stakes (gr. III), as jockey Manoel Cruz won his first stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/reed Palmer Photography

Kenny McPeek, trainer of Salty Strike, also won the Aristides (gr. III), when Noble's Promise pulled away late.

Photo: Churchill Downs/reed Palmer Photography

Hilda's Passion left no doubt in the Vagrancy (gr. II) at Belmont, romping by 5 1/4 lengths.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Caleb's Posse turned in a strong performance to win the Ohio Derby (gr. III).

Photo: J J Zamaiko

And then, posed for the picture.

Photo: J J Zamaiko

Twirling Candy and Joel Rosario had an adventurous trip in the Californian Stakes (gr. II), but still won easily.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Real Impact made an impact in Japan, becoming the first 3yo to win the Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I).

Photo: Naoji Inada

In France, it was Reliable Man (right, blue silks) taking the Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby, Fr-I)

Photo: John Gilmore

The Turkish Oaks went to Balcibin, a daughter of 1991 Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold, who stands at stud in Turkey.

Photo: Jockey Club Of Turkey

Grade I winner Rail Trip made his first start of 2011, but couldn't quite hold off Friend Or Foe in the Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Sean Avery scored in the Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Check Your Soul cruised in the Plate Trial, staking his claim as the favorite for the Queen's Plate.

Photo: Michael Burns

Inglorious overpowered her opponents in the Woodbine Oaks.

Photo: Michael Burns

Trainer Josie Carroll and jockey Luis Contreras celebrate the Woodbine Oaks victory.

Photo: Michael Burns

Ramon Dominguez had a super Sunday with 6 wins, tying a NYRA record.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Derby winner Animal Kingdom arrived at Belmont Park on Sunday, as Belmont Stakes week began.

Photo: Rick Samuels

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