The Week in Photos: October 17, 2011

Keeneland, Calder, and Woodbine highlight this week in photos.

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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.

Photo: Michael Burns

Canadian International contender Sarah Lynx was feeling good on the track.

Photo: Michael Burns

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.

Photo: Www.tattersalls.com

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.

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

Wild About Marie surprised in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County at Keeneland.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

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,

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

Oligarch took the Tropical Park Derby over yielding turf,

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

Awesome Belle was awesome in the My Dear Girl,

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

and her stablemate, Fort Loudon took the In Reality.

Photo: Jim Lisa Photos

Keeneland celebrated their 75th anniversary with the 75th Anniversary Stakes, won in a close finish by Luke of York.

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

Wouldn't be a proper anniversary party without Clydesdales.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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.

Photo: Jim Mccue, Maryland Jockey Club

At Woodbine, it was hard not to like Hard Not to Like, who beat the boys in the Cup and Saucer.

Photo: Michael Burns

At Belmont, Boisterous delivered a rousing victory in the Knickerbocker (gr. IIIT),

Photo: Coglianese Photos

and Denomination triumphed in the Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Willcox Inn dominated the Hawthorne Derby.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

and, Ultimate Eagle upset the Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita at 34-1.

Photo: Benoit Photo

to the delight of Martin Pedroza

Photo: Benoit Photo

Three-year-old fillies took center stage at Keeneland in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT),

Photo: Keeneland/coady Photography

and Together, who finished 2nd in the First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) last week, took the big prize.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

On Sunday, Redeemed (left) finished fast to capture the Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.

Photo: Dustin Orona Photography

and winning jockey Edgar Prado showed off the winning bling.

Photo: Dustin Orona Photography

Up In Time and Martin Garcia delivered victory in the Harold C. Ramser Sr. (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Santa Anita.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Three grade I races highlighted Woodbine's Sunday. Regally Ready held off all comers to take the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT).

Photo: Michael Burns

The E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) was even closer,

Photo: Michael Burns

with Miss Keller in the middle getting the win.

Photo: Michael Burns

Off in the Pattison Canadian International

Photo: Michael Burns

Emerging from the pack was the filly, Sarah Lynx,

Photo: Michael Burns

She pulled away for a 4-length victory,

Photo: Michael Burns

and there was much rejoicing.

Photo: Michael Burns

A happy Christophe Soumillon ends his weekend on a high note.

Photo: Michael Burns

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