The Week in Photos: September 6, 2010

Includes photos from the Woodward Stakes, Spinaway Stakes and more.

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The Blood-Horse: 9/11/2010 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

Quality Road came off the turn with a commanding lead in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes, and was never challenged on his way to victory.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

It was likely the final start for Quality Road before he goes to the Nov. 6 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs as one of the horses to beat.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Cape Blanco took the lead from the start and never looked back, pulling away in the stretch to capture the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) by 5 1/2 lengths at Leopardstown Sept. 4.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Lillie Langtry (left) wore down Spacious in the final strides to claim a neck victory in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) at Leopardstown Sept. 4.

Photo: Trevor Jones

R Heat Lightning collared the speedy Alienation at the sixteenth pole and sped away to a decisive four-length victory in the $250,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Sept. 5.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Last on the turn for home, Tell a Kelly swept to an eye-catching 4 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Darley Debutante (gr. I) at Del Mar Sept. 4 in her first try against winners.


In a star-studded field that included some of the biggest name sprinters on the East Coast, it was little-known Here Comes Ben that came from off the pace to spring a 9-1 upset in the $250,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 4 at Saratoga.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Lethal Combination rallied from last in upper stretch to register his first graded stakes win by a half-length over Turf Melody in the $100,000 Saranac (gr. IIIT) on Sarataga's Mellon Turf Course Sept. 5.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Robert Tell and Wesley A. Ward’s Madman Diaries took control out of the gate and never looked back, winning the $150,000 Sapling Stakes (gr. III) by a half length Sept. 4 at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Ryan Denver/equi-photo

Blocked in the stretch, Gran Estreno exploited an unexpected opening at the rail to win the $120,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) for the second year in a row at Arlington Park Sept. 4.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Outsider Hooh Why slipped past heavily favored Tribal Belle on the turn and persevered through the long Woodbine stretch to win the $155,363 Seaway Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 4.

Photo: Michael Burns

Odds-on choice Boys At Tosconova, under a hand ride from jockey Ramon Dominguez, showed his class with a measured win in the $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) on closing day at Saratoga Sept. 6.

Photo: Adam Coglianese