The Week in Photos: June 12, 2007

The Week in Photos (June 5 - June 12)

Wonder Woman: Rags To Riches Beats Curlin; First Filly to win Belmont in 102 years.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Framed by the tunnel at Belmont Park that leads from the backstretch to the paddock, Rags To Riches heads for a schooling session.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Curlin in paddock for Belmont Stakes.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Bounce Theory: Rags to Riches stumbles coming out of the gate of the June 9 Belmont Stakes.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

She bounces back well…then goes on to beat the boys.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

It's a girl thing. The filly battled Preakness winner Curlin down the stretch in the Belmont Stakes.

Photo: Mike Corrado

A test of heart and soul: Rags To Riches defeats Curlin by a head after a demanding stretch duel in the Belmont.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Leading trainer Todd Pletcher hoists a classic trophy for the first time.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Sam Shepard (right) portrayed trainer Frank Whiteley in the movie ''Ruffian'' which aired June 9 on ABC.

Photo: Espn

On June 9 All Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson of the Cincinnati Bengals sprinted one-sixteenth of a mile in 11.1 seconds to defeat Thoroughbred racehorse Restore the Roar and retired jockey Patricia Cooksey on the River Downs turf course.

Photo: John Englehardt

Runaway Groom, who beat the year's three U.S. classic winners in the 1982 Travers Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized June 8 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington because of the infirmities of old age.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Better Talk Now, under Ramon Dominguez, gets up in the final strides of the Manhattan Handicap.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Cotton Blossom passes heavy favorite Dream Rush in the Acorn Stakes.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Teuflesberg: From 17th in the Kentucky Derby to first in the Woody Stephens.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

My Typhoon has a convincing victory in the $294,000 Just a Game Stakes (gr. IIT) for distaffers on the turf.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

After Market turns on the afterburners to run past Lava Man in the stretch of the Charles Whittingham Memorial.

Photo: Benoit Photos

Tough Tiz's Sis: From chasing Rags to Riches to winning the Hollywood Oaks.

Photo: Benoit Photos

Frankie Dettori wins the French Oaks aboard West Wind at Chantilly.

Photo: John Crofts

Comments