The Week in Photos: July 17, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 07/18/09 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

TIGHT NIGHT Tuscan Evening (yellow silks) gets the better of Patricia's Gem--by just a nose--July 11 in Hollywood Park's Royal Heroine Mile.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Champion Lawyer Ron was euthanized on July 10, because of complications from colic surgery.

Photo: Suzie Picou-oldham

Rail Trip pulled away in the stretch to take the TVG/Betfair Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) by an easy 3 lengths.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Tuscan Evening (#3) outfought Patricia's Gem to win the Royal Heroine Mile (gr. IIT).

Photo: Benoit Photo

Filly Necessary Evil defeated the boys in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III)

Photo: Benoit Photo

and her stablemate, Repo, took the Landaluce at Hollywood on the same day.

Photo: Benoit Photo

July 11 was Summit of Speed day at Calder. Eaton's Gift took the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) over champion Benny the Bull,

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

while Game Face was an impressive winner of the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I).

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

Amongst the 3-year olds, Not for Silver took the Carry Back Stakes (gr. II)

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

and First Passage was a winner in the Azalea Stakes (gr. III).

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

2-year old filly Dashing Debby made her first start count, winning the J J'sdream Stakes.

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

And 2-year old colt Jackson Bend took the Frank Gomez Memorial.

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

In the Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint Championship, Little Nick upset the heavily favored Mr. Nightlinger.

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

At Arlington Park, it was Million Preview Day. Reb just got up in the American Derby (gr. IIT)

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

and Just as Well went from last-to-first to take the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT).

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

But the most impressive winner on Preview Day was Pure Clan in the Modesty (gr. IIIT).

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Arlington is the next stop for Man o' War (gr. IT) winner Gio Ponti, who is a likely starter for the Arlington Million.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

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