The Week in Photos for 12/3/2013

Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Japan, Hawthorne, ZIa Park and more

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In extending her Aqueduct Racetrack win streak to four straight victories, 5-year-old Royal Lahaina also nailed down the first graded stakes win of her career in a 13-1 surprise victory in the Grade II Go for Wand Handicap.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

If Will Take Charge hadn't secured an Eclipse Award as the nation's top 3-year-old already, his determined head victory over multiple grade I winner Game On Dude in the $550,700 Grade I Clark Handicap under the lights at Churchill Downs certainly wrapped it up.

Photo: Churchill Downs / Reed Palmer Photography

Seek Again and jockey Corey Nakatani win the Grade I $250,000 Hollywood Derby at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, CA.

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Start of the Grade II Comely Stakes at Aqueduct in New York.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Wedding Toast took charge at the start and held on for a head victory over hard-charging longshot Toasting in the $400,000 Grade II Comely Stakes.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Majestic Stride and Edwin Maldonado capture the Grade III $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park.

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New York-bred Palace, claimed by his connections for $20,000 a little more than a year ago, rallied to win his first open stakes in the $300,000 Grade III Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

In her first try at two turns, Vexed delivered a hard-fought victory over nine other juvenile fillies in the $169,050 Grade II Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs / Reed Palmer Photography

Summer Hit ridden by Russell Baze takes the Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields in California.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Flat Out took the overland route to victory in the Grade I Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack, a race worth $753,000 due to the winner's previous grade I-winning status.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Stopchargingmaria, the 9-10 favorite in the six-horse field for the Grade II Demoiselle Stakes came with a sustained run down the Aqueduct Racetrack stretch to win by a neck over Got Lucky.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Start of the Grade II $250,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park.

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Silentio and Rafael Bejarano capture the Citation Handicap.

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New York shipper Last Gunfighter earned his fourth graded stakes win of the year, closing to get the job done by a length over 14-1 shot Mister Marti Gras in the $350,000 Grade II Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap at Hawthorne Racecourse in Illinois.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Global View and Joe Talamo win the Grade III $100,000 Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park.

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Full Ransom and Victor Espinoza ride to victory in the Grade III $100,000 Miesque Stakes at Hollywood Park.

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Honor Code (right) out duels Cairo Prince to the win in the 100th running of The Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Belshazzar, whose once-promising career was curtailed by health issues, stormed to victory in the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) at Hanshin.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Bear No Joke is victorious in the Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Egg Drop and Martin Garcia (right) win the Grade I $250,000 Matriarch Stakes at Hollywood Park.

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Tapiture put away early leader Laddie Boy in the stretch and then drew off to register a 4 1/4-length knockout victory in the $175,200 Grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs / Reed Palmer Photography

Marchman (right) with Jamie Theriot aboard leads the pack into the stretch and then pulls away to win the 28th running of the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes at Fair Grounds in Louisiana.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Wine Princess again proved her affinity for Churchill Downs with a strong victory in the $150,000 Grade II Falls City Handicap at the Kentucky track.

Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

Wine Thief wins the 9th Running of the Zia Park Distaff in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Photo: Coady Photography

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