The Week in Photos: June 13, 2008

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 06/14/2008 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

Da' Tara and Alan Garcia take the Belmont Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Meanwhile, Derby and Preakness Winner (and Belmont favorite) Big Brown was eased and finished last.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Casino Drive's Belmont Plans were derailed by injury. He stayed in the barn on Belmont day.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Trainer Nick Zito enjoys another Belmont triumph.

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter

Owner Robert LaPenta celebrates with the Belmont Stakes trophy.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Jockey Alan Garcia was all smiles after winning the Belmont Stakes in his first attempt.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

WinStar farm where Da' Tara was born and where his sire, TizNow, stands.

Photo: Doug Prather

Tiznow, sire of Da' Tara, is a direct male descendant of Man o' War which makes Da' Tara the first classics winner from that line since War Admiral won the Triple Crown in 1937.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Torchera - dam of Da' Tara

Photo: Cindy Mikell

Shaquille O'Neal attracted a lot of attention at Belmont, especially on account of his attire.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, the main focus was the horses.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Jockey Kevin Manning celebrates after winning the Vodafone Epsom Derby with New Approach.

Photo: Trevor Jones

At Chantilly, Zarkava and Christophe Soumillon kiss the competition good-bye in the French Oaks.

Photo: John Crofts

Artiste Royal and jockey David Flores, right, outrun Monzante (Joel Rosario), left, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap, Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Lethal Heat and jockey Rafael Bejarano, middle, hold off Smooth Performer (Michael Baze), outside, and Tasha's Miracle (Martin Garcia), inside, to win the Grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Dancing Forever (inside) slips through on the rail to win the Manhattan in a head-bob over Out of Control (middle).

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Ventura kicks clear to take the Just a Game under Garrett Gomez.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

J Be K powers to victory in the Woody Stephens.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Zaftig sweeps to victory in the Acorn leaving 2-year old champ Indian Blessing behind.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Benny the Bull gets there late in the True North to give the IEAH team something to cheer about early on Belmont Day.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Delosvientos leads from start to finish in the Brooklyn.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Hall of Fam Trainer Warren A. "Jimmy" Croll, best known as the trainer of Holy Bull, died on June 6.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Silver Hawk, who sired 76 stakes winners, was euthanized at age 29.

Photo: Tony Leonard

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