The Week in Photos: July 18, 2008

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 07/19/2008 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

Feeling the Love: Jockey Tyler Baze gives Tres Borrachos a big hug after they won the Swaps Stakes July 12 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Benny the Bull (left) motors from seventh to win the Smile Sprint at Calder Race Course.

Photo: Eliot Schechter

Mistical Plan upset even-money favorite Dream Rush to win the $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Calder Race Course July 12 as part of the Florida track’s Summit of Speed program.

Photo: Eliot Schechter

British invader Red Rocks spoiled American champion Curlin's turf debut in the $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (g. IT) at Belmont Park July 12.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Three-time grade I winner Kip Deville returned from a three-month layoff to handily defeat a small field in the $106,300 Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a firm course at Belmont Park July 13.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Tizdejavu again stamped himself as a major player in the 3-year-old turf ranks with another effortless victory, this time in the July 12 American Derby (gr. IIT) at Arlington Park.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Sensational 5-year-old mare Hystericalady added yet another item to her already impressive résumé, and in the process insured her return to the Breeders’ Cup with a four-length romp in the $1 million Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 13 at Delaware Park.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Proud Spell bounced back from a rough trip in the Mother Goose (gr. I) just two weeks ago to win the $500,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. I) in determined fashion July 12.

Photo: Hoofprints, Inc.

Sent off as the longest shot in a five-horse field, Paraneck Stable’s Magical Forest broke on top and then outdueled Cherokee Artist in a thrilling stretch duel to capture the $300,000 Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) by a half-length July 13 at Delaware Park.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Tres Borrachos rallied boldly on the inside to upset Colonel John and Two Step Salsa as the longest shot in the field in the $355,495 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) July 12 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Moonstone (dark blue silks) just gets past stablemate Ice Queen to win the Darley Irish Oaks.

Photo: Caroline Norris