Belmont Stakes contenders were at work on the Belmont strip, including Preakness winner Shackleford,
Photo: Rick Samuels
Risen Star winner Mucho Macho Man,
and Stay Thirsty.
Jockey Michael Baze was remembered in a memorial service on June 2 at Hollywood Park.
Rick Dutrow faced a hearing by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to decide if the trainer’s license should be revoked.
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.
Celebrating Pour Moi's victory.
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.
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.
Twirling Candy and Joel Rosario had an adventurous trip in the Californian Stakes (gr. II), but still won easily.
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.
Sean Avery scored in the Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Check Your Soul cruised in the Plate Trial, staking his claim as the favorite for the Queen's Plate.
Inglorious overpowered her opponents in the Woodbine Oaks.
Trainer Josie Carroll and jockey Luis Contreras celebrate the Woodbine Oaks victory.
Ramon Dominguez had a super Sunday with 6 wins, tying a NYRA record.
Derby winner Animal Kingdom arrived at Belmont Park on Sunday, as Belmont Stakes week began.
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