The Week in Photos: July 26, 2010

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

A life-size bronze statue of Seabiscuit and his jockey, George ""The Iceman"" Woolf, was unveiled at the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, Alberta, Canada.

Photo: Courtesy Of Remington Carriage Museum

It's not the race most people would have anticipated for her, but reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra prepared to continue her 2010 campaign in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24 at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver / Equi-photo

Harbinger turned in a spectacular performance in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Sponsored by Betfair July 24, romping home by 11 lengths in course record time at Ascot.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Making her case as the best 3-year-old filly in the nation, Devil May Care dispatched five overmatched rivals in the Betfair TVG Coaching Club American Oaks, easily drawing away in the stretch for her third grade I victory

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Making her case as the best 3-year-old filly in the nation, Devil May Care dispatched five overmatched rivals in the Betfair TVG Coaching Club American Oaks, easily drawing away in the stretch for her third grade I victory

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Windward Islands caught stablemate Grand Adventure inside the sixteenth-pole and went on to win the $300,000 Nijinsky Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths as trainer Mark Frostad ran one-two in the July 24 Woodbine event.

Photo: Michael Burns

Rachel Alexandra did what the fans at Monmouth Park came to see her do -- win the $412,000 Lady's Secret. But it was not a walkover for the reigning Horse of the Year, as she was made to work by pacesetter Queen Martha.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Jockey Calvin Borel sponges water on the head of Rachel Alexandra as Owner Barbara Banke (R) looks on after the 2009 Horse Of The Year won the $400,000 Lady's Secret Stakes.

Photo: Bill Denver / Equi-photo

Calvin Borel cools off…

Photo: Rick Samuels

The Usual Q. T., ridden patiently by Victor Espinoza, made easy work of strong field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes over the Del Mar turf for the second grade I victory of his career July 24.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Saratoga hosted some of the top juveniles in the country in the Sanford Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Overlooked Maybesomaybenot took the lead from the inside post for jockey Julien Leparoux and never looked back, springing a 9-1 surprise in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths July 25 at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Jockey Javier Castellano got off to a blazing start July 25 at Saratoga Race Course, sweeping the early Pick 4 en route to five consecutive wins on the card.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Favored Evening Jewel swept to victory in the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 25, giving trainer James Cassidy and jockey Victor Espinoza a sweep of the graded turf stakes on the opening weekend at Del Mar.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

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