The Week in Photos: September 30, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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FLEET FILLIES: Indian Blessing (inside) holds off Sara Louise in the Sept. 26 Gallant Bloom Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Champion Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized Sept. 25 after a paddock accident.

Photo: Cheryl Manista

Lava Man has returned to training at Doug O'Neil's Hollywood Park barn.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Sumacha'hot runs off with the Maryland Million Classic under Grant Whitacre.

Photo: Jim Mccue/maryland Jockey Club

Furthest Land, claimed for $35,000 less than a year ago, paid big dividends for his connections Sept. 26 as he ran down Dubious Miss in the final strides to win the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) by a neck at Turfway Park.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

El Brujo comes from last to overtake Brass Bay in the Kentucky Cup Sprint.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

With champion jockey Garrett Gomez aboard, Indescribable moved into contention approaching the final turn, put the challenge to pacesetter Whirlie Bertie, and drew off in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Cup Distaff (gr. III) by 3-1/2 lengths.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Rip Van Winkle captured the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot on Sept. 26.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Hibaayeb breaks her maiden in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile.

Photo: Trevor Jones