The Week in Photos: August 9, 2010

Another exciting weekend of racing, highlighted by Zenyatta and Blame.

Lisa's Booby Trap, blind in one eye and wearing a hind shoe on one of her front feet to correct an ankle problem, romped to a six-length victory as the 3-2 favorite in the Loudonville Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

A hot pace failed to deter Wickedly Perfect when she rallied in upper stretch to win the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes Aug. 6 at Del Mar to remain unbeaten in two starts.

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Sharp Secretary reeled in runaway pacesetter Simply Spiteful at the head of the stretch and cleared off to post her first stakes victory in the Duchess at Woodbine Aug. 7.

Photo: Michael Burns

Kaleem Shah's Concord Point continued his rise up the 3-year-old ranks with a wire-to-wire victory in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 7.

Photo: Ethel Riser

Champagne d'Oro, winner of the June 5 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park, struck again, this time at Saratoga Aug. 7 in the seven-furlong Test Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Blame closed relentlessly through the lane to nab front-running Quality Road just before the wire Aug. 7 in a thrilling Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga.

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Blame closed relentlessly through the lane to nab front-running Quality Road just before the wire Aug. 7 in a thrilling Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Blame closed relentlessly through the lane to nab front-running Quality Road just before the wire Aug. 7 in a thrilling Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Trainer John Shirreffs stops to sign an autograph prior to Zenyatta's Clement L. Hirsch.

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The Del Mar crowd awaits the arrival of Zenyatta.

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In what could be her final start in California, the great Zenyatta remained undefeated with her 18th consecutive win in rather routine fashion by a neck in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes 7 at Del Mar.

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Zenyatta remained undefeated with her 18th consecutive win in rather routine fashion by a neck in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 7 at Del Mar.

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Zenyatta remained undefeated with her 18th consecutive win in rather routine fashion by a neck in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 7 at Del Mar.

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Zenyatta and Mike Smith celebrate victory #18.

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Jockey Mike Smith breaths a sigh of relief and gives thanks.

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Sand Cove, the odds-on favorite in a four-horse field, captured his sixth career stakes event in wire-to-wire fashion by winning the Seagram Cup Stakes Aug. 8 at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Secret Gypsy got an ideal trip for jockey Jamie Theriot to score a two-length win in the five-horse Honorable Miss Handicap Aug. 8 and remain undefeated in three starts at Saratoga Race Course.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Even-money choice Majesticperfection blew away a quality field in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, going gate to wire in a fast time at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 8.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Even-money choice Majesticperfection blew away a quality field in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, going gate to wire in a fast time at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 8.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela earned his first California stakes victory since the fall of 2007 when he guided J P's Gusto to a front-running half-length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 8.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

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