The Week in Photos for 3/4/2014

Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, Santa Anita Park, Calder, Hong Kong, Australia and more

Samraat prevails over Uncle Sigh & In Trouble in the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct in New York.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Grade II Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Kenny Martin / Coglianese Photo

Awesome Baby earned her second straight graded stakes win with a front-running score in the $100,000 Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes at rain-soaked Santa Anita Park in California.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

The Tony Millard-trained Hong Kong representative Super Lifeline (#9), with Karis Teetan on board, fends off the late challenge of another Hong Kong runner Winning Leader (#6) to win the Hong Kong Macau Trophy (HKG3 1400m) at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Racing's list of one-hit wonders is long, but W. S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) upsetter Shamus Award emphatically removed himself from that roster when recording a second group I hit in the Australian Guineas (Aus-I) at Flemington.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Room Service appreciated some extra ground as she rallied from last to first to deny favored Candy Kitty in the $100,000 Grade III Herecomesthebride Stakes on the Gulfstream Park turf.

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Photo: Shannon Spies/Coglianese Photo

Stonestreet Stables' homebred Teen Pauline put on another front-running show at Aqueduct Racetrack while rolling to a third straight win and first graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Grade II Top Flight Handicap.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Ibaka is victorious in the Texas Heritage Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas.

Photo: Coady Photography

Start of the Smooth Air Stakes at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Photo: Coady Photography

Tashir takes the Smooth Air Stakes at Calder Race Course.

Photo: Coady Photography

Valid Commander captures the NoDouble Breeders' Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Photo: Coady Photography

Final turn of the $150,000 Grade III Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

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Photo: Shannon Spies/Coglianese Photo

It isn't often that bettors find a Todd Pletcher-trained runner sent off at high odds, but on past performances alone, Gala Award didn't exactly figure to ace the $150,000 Grade III Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Natalie Fawkes/Coglianese Photo

Sunbean #5 turns for home in the Fair Grounds stretch to go on to win the Star Guitar Stakes in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Photo: Alexander Barkoff Photo / Hodges Photography

Red Rifle wins the Maxxam Gold Cup at Sam Houston Race Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Israel Rodriguez made a great first impression during race 5 at Laurel Park Friday afternoon. Israel rode a winner in his first race in the United States.

Photo: Jim McCue / Maryland Jockey Club

Closing Report takes the 6th Running of Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana.

Photo: Nicole Walker / Coady Photography

Ribo Bobo got to the finish line first yet again, winning his 12th race from his last 13 starts and his third straight in a stakes during the Gulfstream Park meet. The finish line, though, seemed a bit farther away than usual for the 1-2 favorite's connections during the stretch run of the $75,000 Caixa Eletronica Stakes.

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Photo: Shannon Spies/Coglianese Photo

Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson's Strapping Groom rallied in deep stretch to claim the $200,000 Grade III Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, his first graded stakes score since a 15-1 upset in the Forego Stakes last summer.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

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