The Week In Photos: August 30, 2011

Exciting finishes from Saratoga, Del Mar, Calder and France!

OUT OF THE GATE: Morning Magic: Thoroughbreds gallop through the early morning mist at the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who won the Fight of the Century against Muhammad Ali 40 years ago, was honored at Saratoga Race Course.

Photo: Nyra

Fort Loudon wins the Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Photo: Jim Lisa

Queen Drama wins the Susan's Girl Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Photo: Jim Lisa

Anne's Beauty with Jockey Patrick Husbands wins the Ontario Colleen.

Photo: Michael Burns

Under a heads-up ride from Cornelio Velasquez, Hot Summer made a late charge along the inside and edged pacesetter Maple Forest in the final strides to win the $102,000 Victory Ride Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Under a patient ride form Eddie Castro, Daveron swept past the leaders in the stretch to capture the $200,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) for her third consecutive victory.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Turallure came from off the pace and ran down favored Get Stormy in the late stages to win the $202,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Caracortado and jockey Joseph Talamo, left, overtake Mr. Commons (Mike Smith), second from left, and Victory Pete (Rafael Bejarano), right, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Del Mar Mile.

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Jockey Joseph Talamo guides Caracortado to the winner's circle after their victory in the Grade II, $200,000 Del Mar Mile.

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Front-running Hilda's Passion became a grade I winner with a romping 9 1/4-length triumph in the $250,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Caleb's Posse came roaring down the lane and edged champion Uncle Mo by the narrowest of margins to win a thrilling edition of the $250,000 Foxwood's King's Bishop Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

One race after owner Mile Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher suffered the disappointment of watching their champion Uncle Mo miss by a nose in the Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Stay Thirsty with jockey Javier Castellano in the saddle, wins 142nd running of The Travers Stakes.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Workers remove over 250 umbrellas from the Picnic Area at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Saturday August 27, 2011, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene later in the evening.

Photo: Equi-photo

Zinabaa wins the Prix Quincey Lucien Barriere in Deauville, France.

Photo: John Gilmore

Marchand d.Or wins the Prix De Meautry Lucien Barriere in Deauville, France.

Photo: John Gilmore

Cirrus des Aigles wins the Lucien Barriere Grand Prix De Deauville in Deauville, France.

Photo: John Gilmore

Michael Jawl's Celtic New Year and jockey Victor Espinoza, right, hold off Bourbon Bay (Joseph Talamo), left, and Imponente Purse (Chantal Sutherland), inside, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Del Mar Handicap.

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The Factor and jockey Martin Garcia win the Grade I, $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes.

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Acclamation and jockey Patrick Valenzuela, right, upset Twirling Candy and jockey Joel Rosario, left, in the Grade I, $1,000,000 Pacific Classic.

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