The Week in Photos: Saratoga Special

The week of August 31 at historic Saratoga Race Course.

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Street Sense proved he belongs at the top of the 3-year-old division by clinching the 138th running of the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25.

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The son of Street Cry turned back the determined Neil Howard trainee Grasshopper after hooking up in a fierce duel at the head of the stretch.

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Bred and owned by James Tafel, he ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.69 for trainer Carl Nafzger and jockey Calvin Borel.

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Street Sense ""took control at the 16th pole,” said Nafzger.

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Street Sense's narrow victory in the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I) is sure to provoke discussion of whether he has already done enough to sew up the 3-year-old championship.

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A patient ride from Javier Castellano helped Miss Shop to her first grade I victory with an impressive upset in the Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 24.

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Miss Shop won going away by three lengths in a time of 2:03 2/5.

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Hard Spun earned his first grade I victory when he turned back a serious challenge from First Defence in the $250,000 King's Bishop (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Aug. 25.

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Ridden by Mario Pino, Hard Spun displayed another gutsy performance in the stretch.

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Trainer Larry Jones says the ultimate goal for Hard Spun remains the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Monmouth Oct. 27.

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Despite stumbling badly at the start, La Traviata claimed victory in the $114,700 Victory Ride (gr. III) at Saratoga August 25.

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The horses come around the final turn in the $250,000 Ballerina Breeders' Cup (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 26.

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Maryfield (left) takes the Ballerina Breeders' Cup at the wire.

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Shakis hugs the hedge on the way to record-setting run in the Bernard Baruch.

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Ridden by Alan Garcia, the Irish-bred Shakis, held off Big Prairie and Drum Major by three-quarters of a length.

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Footlights pulls away late in taking the New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase Handicap at Saratoga on Thursday August 30.

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