The Week in Photos: September 9, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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The Lady Is A Champ: The winner's circle celebration following Rachel Alexandra's historic win over older males in the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rachel Alexandra's name can now be mentioned among the greats with her historic Woodward victory.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Despite demanding early fractions, Rachel Alexandra carried the lead into the stretch of the Woodward Stakes.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Richard's Kid barley gets the best of Einstein in the 10-furlong Pacific Classic.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Lookin At Lucky cruises in the seven-furlong Del Mar Futurity.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Rendezvous, left, nips favorite Battle of Hastings by a nose in the Del Mar Derby.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Mi Sueno, with Michael Baze up, wins the Debutante over Blind Luck.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Gone Astray delivers a breakout performance in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby.

Photo: Barbara Weidl/equi-photo

Dublin, a $525,000 sale yearling, wins the Hopeful under Jamie Theroit.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Hot Dixie Chick wins the Spinaway as the 3-10 favorite.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Pyro wins the Forego in just his second start of the year.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Darrell and Evelyn Yate's Dixie Band pulls away in the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

She Be Wild ran the one-mile of the Arlington-Washington Lassie in a faster time than the colts did in the Futurity.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Sea the Stars rolls past Fame and Glory and Mastercraftsman to win the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Rainbow View wins the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Zensational and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade I, $300,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes, Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Photo: Benoit Photo

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