The Week in Photos for 3/11/2014

Tampa Bay Downs, Santa Anita, Australia, Gulfstream, Delta Downs, Hong Kong & more

Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Grade I Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

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Euphrosyne was awarded the win in the $150,000 Grade III Honeybee Stakes after first-place finisher Sugar Shock was disqualified for interference in the Oaklawn Park stretch.

Photo: Coady Photography

Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice, on the shelf since an even sixth-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic, showed no signs of rust with a gritty victory in the $250,000 Grade II Gulfstream Park Handicap at the Florida racetrack.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend sprang a 14-1 upset of the $350,000 Grade II Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, well clear of Sam F. Davis winner Vinceremos in a speedy gate-to-wire score.

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In an impressive display of gameness and power, Sahara Sky drove between horses in the stretch and struck for a repeat win in the $250,000 Grade II San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Shamus Award tried for the seemingly impossible in the $1,000,000 Australian Cup (Aus-I) at Flemington. He led nearly all the way, but wilted late as Fiorente proved himself the nation’s best horse.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty and John Velazquez make easy work of the Grade III $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Jane of all Trades is victorious this weekend at Gulfstream Park.

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Diversy Harbor #8 & Gary Stevens take the China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Pin Oak Stud's homebred Cloud Scapes carried on in the $150,000 Grade III Hillsborough Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, edging Waterway Run to earn her third straight victory at the Florida oval.

Photo: SV Photography

Favored California Chrome proved he belongs on the Triple Crown trail with a front-running stampede to victory in the $300,000 Grade II San Felipe Stakes at gleaming Santa Anita Park.

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Colby Hernandez scores his 1,000 career win aboard Stephanies WildCat at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.

Photo: Nicole Walker / Coady Photography

Hong Kong runner Rich Tapestry, with Olivier Doleuze on board, breaks clear of the field to win the Grade III Mahab Al Shimaal at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.

Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Devons Ca Ching captures the 10th Running of t he Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

Photo: Coady Photography

Heitai heads into the Fair Grounds stretch to win the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes gate to wire aboard Diego Saenz.

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Photo: Alexander Barkoff / Hodges Photography

Lanken Rupee and jockey Chad Schofield wins the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Kid Cruz sustained a rally from the back of the pack, wrested the lead in deep stretch and drew away to win the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes over nine other 3-year-olds at Laurel Park.

Photo: Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Lil Red Cozette captured the ninth race at Gulfstream Park.

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Pioneering Native takes the 5th Running of B-Connected Stakes at Delta Downs.

Photo: Nicole Walker / Coady Photography

Winning Prize and jockey Corey Nakatani outleg Lochte to win the Grade I $200,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita Park.

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Sweet Emma Rose wins the 7th race at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Work All Week rides to victory in the Hot Springs Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Testa Rossi and jockey Jose Lezcano win the Grade III Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

Photo: SV Photography

Thank You Marylou captures the Any Limit Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Lauren King/Coglianese Photo

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