The Week In Photos: July 12, 2011

Weekend racing, Fasig-Tipton July Sale and the JRHA Sale.

Fantasia grabbed her first graded stakes in the United States with a one-length victory in the Modesty Handicap under Rajiv Maragh.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Tajaaweed broke a seven-race losing streak and earned his first stakes win in the United States July 9 when taking over in upper stretch and scoring the $150,000 Arlington Handicap.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Favored Willcox Inn's four-length romp in the $200,000 American Derby on the Arlington Park turf.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Rattlesnake Bridge, 3 (L), with Eddie Castro riding passes All Of The Above, 1A, and Joe Bravo to win the $150,000 Long Branch Stakes.

Photo: Equi-photo

Giant Ryan ran his winning streak to five races when he collared pacesetting Irrefutable a couple of strides before the wire to win by a neck in the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap.

Photo: Jim Lisa

Devilish Lady gamely held off White Merlot by a head to post a 9-1 upset.

Photo: Jim Lisa

Locally-based Indiano, last year's champion 2-year-old in Panama, earned his first graded stakes victory in the United States with a decisive win in the $200,000 Carry Back.

Photo: Jim Lisa

Favored Sassy Image came from out of the clouds to capture the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap by a neck to highlight the 'Summit of Speed' program at Calder Casino & Race Course.

Photo: Jim Lisa

St. John's River grabs the Del Mar Oaks at the wire.

Photo: Hodges Photography

European invader Cape Blanco, making his United States debut, denied champion Gio Ponti a third straight victory in the $600,000 Man o_ War when he held him off in the stretch to win byˇ2 1/4ˇlengths July 9 at Belmont Park.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Dreamy Kid and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade II, $150,000 Swaps Stakes, Saturday, July 9.

Photo: Benoit Photography

First Dude and jockey Martin Garcia, outside, nose out Game On Dude (Chantal Sutherland), inside, and Twirling Candy (Joel Rosario), center, (obscured), to win the Grade I, $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Falmouth Stakes Newmarket, 8/7/11 Timepiece (right) wins from Sahpresa (red cap) and First City (white cap).

Photo: Trevor Jones

Dream Ahead wins the July Cup at Newmarket.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Maple Forest wins the Dearly Precious Stakes.

Photo: Equi-photo

Perfect Officer salutes the crowd as he wins the 2011 Wolf Hill Stakes.

Photo: Equi-photo

Never Retreat, beaten as the favorite when second to Bay to Bay in last month's Nassau Stakes, turned the tables on her rival at Woodbine in the $313,395 Dance Smartly Stakes.

Photo: Michael Burns

The day 1 session topper for the Japan Select Sale.

Photo: Naoji Inada

The Fasig-Tipton July sale begins this week.

Photo: Joe Diorio

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, who have been involved in the Thoroughbred business for more than 20 years, will begin dismantling their breeding and racing operation July 12 in Lexington.

Photo: Joe Diorio

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