The Week in Photos: August 15, 2011

Arlington, Saratoga, Del Mar, and more.

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale kicked off the week.

Photo: Fasig-Tipton Photo

The real fireworks were in the ring.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The banning of Salix in graded 2-year-old stakes made headlines.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

1994 Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin became the newest resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Photo: Pixbysteve.com

The Racing Hall of Fame welcomed 7 new members,

Photo: Skip Dickstein

including Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who thanked the fans for their support.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Later that day, Big Blue Kitten took the Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Mike Mitchell became Del Mar's winningest trainer on Friday.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

The rains came to Arlington, but nothing could dampen the spirits of Million Day. In the Secretariat (gr. IT), it was Treasure Beach.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Off in the Beverly D. (gr. IT)!

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Stacelita flies home to take the Beverly D.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

The happy Winner's Circle after the Beverly D.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

The Arlington Million (gr. IT) belonged to Cape Blanco and Jamie Spencer.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

2009 champ Gio Ponti had to settle for second.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

On the turf in New York, it was Winchester winning the Sword Dancer (gr. IT).

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Winning trainer Christophe Clement received a kiss from Winchester's owner Diane Firestone.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

And Winchester got a shower.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) went to Savvy Supreme with Elvis Trujillo aboard.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Burns and jockey Patrick Valenzuela , right, held off Lil Bit O'Fun (David Flores), left, to win La Jolla Handicap (gr. II).

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Burns heads to the Winner's Circle after the La Jolla.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

My Miss Aurelia (right) and Millionreasonswhy fought to the finish in the Adirondack (gr. II) at Saratoga on Sunday.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

with My Miss Aurelia putting her neck in front at the wire.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Cozi Rosie slipped through on the inside to win the John C. Mabee (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Heading to the Winner's Circle after the Mabee, the perfect end to the weekend for Cozi Rosie and Garrett Gomez.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

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