The week began with Columbus Day racing, and veteran California Flag taking the Morvich Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.
Photo: Benoit Photo
An international cast descended on Woodbine.
Photo: Michael Burns
Dennis Rodman livened up the post position draw for the Canadian International.
Canadian International contender Sarah Lynx was feeling good on the track.
Breeders' Cup works on the week included Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) hopeful Turallure at Keeneland,
Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography
Sprint contender Big Drama at Calder,
Photo: Jim Lisa Photos
and Flat Out, prepping for the Classic, at Churchill Downs.
Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography
Somali Lemonade skipped over the Keeneland turf, to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) on a yielding turf on October 13. Next stop, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Tattersalls October Yearling Sale saw gains, and lots sold included this I Was Framed - Artzola colt, who is a Paint.
Jockey David Cohen picked up his 1,000th win on Oct. 13 at Belmont.
Photo: NYRA Photo
All eyes were on the white horse, Patchen Princess, who debuted at Keeneland on Friday.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
But, Applauding stole the headlines of the race, setting a new track record. Patchen Princess finished a respectable 5th.
Wild About Marie surprised in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County at Keeneland.
At Remington Park, the Hard Spun filly Yvete Sangalo won the 2011 E. L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes.
Photo: Dustin Orona Photography
The biggest news on Friday, however, was Rapid Redux, who won his 18th race in a row at Charles Town.
Photo: Charles Town Photo
Also continuing on a roll was Frankel, who remained unbeaten after winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (Eng-I).
Photo: AP Photo
It was Festival of the Sun day on Saturday at Calder, as Mad Flatter won the Spend a Buck for the second straight year,
Oligarch took the Tropical Park Derby over yielding turf,
Awesome Belle was awesome in the My Dear Girl,
and her stablemate, Fort Loudon took the In Reality.
Keeneland celebrated their 75th anniversary with the 75th Anniversary Stakes, won in a close finish by Luke of York.
Wouldn't be a proper anniversary party without Clydesdales.
It was the 100th birthday for Laurel Park, and there was cake,
Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club
and the Selima Stakes, which was won by Softly Lit.
At Woodbine, it was hard not to like Hard Not to Like, who beat the boys in the Cup and Saucer.
At Belmont, Boisterous delivered a rousing victory in the Knickerbocker (gr. IIIT),
Photo: Coglianese Photos
and Denomination triumphed in the Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Willcox Inn dominated the Hawthorne Derby.
Photo: Four Footed Fotos
and, Ultimate Eagle upset the Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita at 34-1.
to the delight of Martin Pedroza
Three-year-old fillies took center stage at Keeneland in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT),
and Together, who finished 2nd in the First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) last week, took the big prize.
On Sunday, Redeemed (left) finished fast to capture the Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.
and winning jockey Edgar Prado showed off the winning bling.
Up In Time and Martin Garcia delivered victory in the Harold C. Ramser Sr. (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Santa Anita.
Three grade I races highlighted Woodbine's Sunday. Regally Ready held off all comers to take the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT).
The E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) was even closer,
with Miss Keller in the middle getting the win.
Off in the Pattison Canadian International
Emerging from the pack was the filly, Sarah Lynx,
She pulled away for a 4-length victory,
and there was much rejoicing.
A happy Christophe Soumillon ends his weekend on a high note.
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