The Week in Photos for 2/18/2014

Gulfstream Park, Golden Gate Fields, Santa Anita Park, Oaklawn Park, Australia & more

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Inimitable Romanee wore down pacesetter Viva Rafaela in the final furlong to score a convincing victory in $100,000 Grade III The Very One Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

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Photo: Lauren King / Coglianese Photo

Graded stakes-placed four times previously in her career, Iotapa broke through with a front-running tally in the $200,000 Grade II Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita Park in California.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Back on a synthetic surface he seems to prefer, Tamarando closed from last on the far turn to register a half-length triumph over Dance With Fate in the $200,000 Grade III El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields In California.

Photo: Shane Micheli/ Vassar Photography

Final turns of the Grade II Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Shannon Spies / Coglianese Photo

Alpha Delta Stable's Devil's Cave delivered a superb frontrunning performance in the $200,000 Grade II Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream Park, setting a track record while earning her first graded stakes win.

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Photo: Kenny Martin / Coglianese Photo

Apprehender takes the 64th Running of the King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Photo: Coady Photography

Absolutely Cool is victorious in the Phoenix Gold Cup at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona.

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CRK Stable's Kobe's Back and Joel Rosario win the Grade II $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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West Point Thoroughbreds' favored Twilight Eclipse likely punched his ticket to Dubai with an impressive victory in the $200,000 Grade II Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Leslie Martin / Coglianese Photo

AZ Ridge captures the Turf Paradise Handicap in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photo: Coady Photography

Don't Tell Sophia wasn't in a hurry leaving the gate, but she quickly got herself into gear and easily drew off to win her second straight $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes scoring by three lengths as the 2-5 favorite at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Dunkirk's Best is victorious at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

On The Backstreets wins the $75,000 Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Snitzerland captures the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes run at Flemington Racecourse in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Right To Vote takes the 66th Running of the Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Western Way leads the way to victory in the Peppers Pride Handicap at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

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Red Outlaw and jockey Joel Rosario (right) battle Gangnam Guy and Victor Espinoza (second from right) to the wire for victory in the $75,000 Baffle Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Lightly regarded Bandbox swept six-wide into the stretch and accelerated clear to an open-length win in the $250,000 Grade III General George Handicap at Laurel Park.

Photo: Jim McCue / Maryland Jockey Club

Ron Winchell's homebred Tapiture made his season debut a stirring one when he galloped to victory over Strong Mandate in the $300,000 Grade II Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Ilikecandy had a dominating seven-length victory in the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes for fillies and mares at Laurel Park.

Photo: Jim McCue / Maryland Jockey Club

Ronda Rocks takes the Sun City Handicap at Turf Paradise.

Photo: Coady Photography

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