The Week in Photos: July 10, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 07/11/2009 issue

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RUMOR HAS IT… Gozzip Girl (white cap) tackles talented 3-year-old fillies from three continents in Hollywood Park's July 5 American Oaks

Photo: Benoit Photo

Gozzip Girl was the 2-1 choice following her convincing win in the Sands Point (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park in her last start. In becoming a grade I winner, she triumphed for the fifth time in eight starts.

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Zensational the front-running 3-year-old son of Unbridled's Song became a grade I winner in his stakes debut, leading all the way to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park July 5.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Monterey Jazz and jockey Tyler Baze played come and catch me in Hollywood Park's American Handicap (gr. II) July 4 on the grass. Guess what? No one did.

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Strawberry Tart made it two stakes wins in a row when she defeated Jehan by a half-length in the July 3 Flawlessly Stakes.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Dry Martini became a millionaire at Belmont Park on July 4, rallying from last to post a two-length upset of favored Asiatic Boy in the 123rd running of the $400,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II).

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Kensei, ridden by Edgar Prado and trained by Steve Asmussen, made a powerful move on the far turn en route to an impressive 3 1/4-length victory in the 92nd running of the $200,000 Dwyer (gr. II) at Belmont Park on the July 4 holiday card.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Undefeated Cat Moves became a grade I winner in her stakes debut, outfighting Light Green to capture the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park July 4.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Munnings ran the race his connections always thought he was capable of, impressively winning the Woody Stephens (gr. II) at June 6 at Belmont Park.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Presious Passion scored a repeat victory in the $750,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT), smashing the course record in the process July 4 at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Sea The Stars confirmed his class with another stellar performance in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown July 4. The 3-year-old colt held off rival Rip Van Winkle by one length, becoming the first horse since Nashwan in 1989 to complete the Guineas-Derby-Eclipse treble.

Photo: Trevor Jones

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