The Week in Photos for 4/1/2014

Dubai, Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, Japan, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita Park & More

Godolphin Racing's African Story was guided off the inside at the head of the straight to overtake pacesetter Mukhadram en route to a comfortable victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) at Meydan.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Start of the Besilu Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Constitution and Wildcat Red battle down the stretch in the Besilu Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Constitution with jockey Javier Castellano up out duels Wildcat Red with Jockey John Velazquez to win the Besilu Florida Derby.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Sterling CIty and jockey Joao Moreiea capture the Dubai Golden Shaheen.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Final turn of the Grade II Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Amanda Hodges Weir / Hodges Photograpy

Vicar's in Trouble led every step of the way, turning back the challenge of favored Intense Holiday to post a comfortable win in the $1 million Grade II Louisiana Derby, the centerpiece of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet.

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Photo: Lou Hodges Jr. / Hodges Photography

Kenneth Ramsey leads Rosie Napravnik aboard Vicar's In Trouble after winning the 101st running of the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges Jr.

Checked twice in the final 250 meters, Japan's star mare Gentildonna showed just what she's made of in wearing down Cirrus des Aigles and winning the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines (UAE-I) in a course-record time at Meydan Racecourse.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club

Copano Richard Sprints to Victory in Japan's Takamatsunomiya Kinen.

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Photo: Naoji Inada

Amber Sky burned to a course record victory in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan in Dubai.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

In Tune proved up to the challenge of stepping into stakes company as she outlasted House Rules in the stretch to win the $300,000 Grade II Gulfstream Oaks at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Japan's Just a Way most assuredly has found his best stride. The 5-year-old, who won just two of his first 15 career starts, showed he has left those days behind as he smashed a top international field in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Start of the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Jamie Hernandez

3/29/2014 - Jockey Rosie Napravnik (white cap) aboard Untapable turn for home and goes on to win the 48th running of the Fair Grounds Oaks at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Alexander Barkoff/Hodges Photography

Anjaz comes home strong to win the Orchid Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Sunrise at Meydan.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Irish-trained Certerach denied Cavalryman a repeat win in the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) at Meydan but had to wait out a lengthy stewards' inquiry.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Jockey John Jacinto (red cap) aboard Blading Wild Cat pulls away from Another Point and jockey Richard Eramia to win the Crescent City Oaks at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Delta Flower wins the Rainbow Miss Thirty Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Fury Kapcori and Rafael Bejarano take the $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Gold Appointment with Colby Hernandez aboard leads in deep stretch to win the Crescent City Derby at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Devil's Cave did all her running from the start as the 1-2 favorite in the $150,000 Grade III Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park, so stablemate Gamay Noir picked up the pieces in deep stretch to win at odds of 49-1.

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Photo: Lauren King/Coglianese Photo

Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor and jockey Tyler Baze (right) win the Grade III $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Happy My Way captures the Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

Hopeful Notion with Richard Eramia aboard outduels Skip The Pinot to capture the 34th running of the Dixie Poker Ace Stakes at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

Hey Leroy ran down longtime leader Mr. Online and won the $100,000 Grade III Appleton Stakes in the final stride at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photo

L.A. Weekend is victorious in the Coyote Handicap at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photo: Coady Photography

Palace Malice with Mike Smith aboard captures the New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges Jr.

Madame Pele captures the Mesa Handicap at Turf Paradise.

Photo: Coady Photography

Repole Stable's Micromanage seemed to have forgotten the way to the winner's circle, but he found it again in South Florida when galloping clear in the $100,000 Grade III Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

Moone's My Name rides to victory in the $75,000 American Beauty Stakes at Santa Anita.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Newsdad, making just his second start in the past year, closed with authority to nip outsider Vertiformer at the wire in the $200,000 Grade II Pan American Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photo

Mallard's Bro takes the Arkansas Breeders' Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Babbag De Carrere and jockey Olivier Peliser up, wins the Kahayla Classic at Meydan in Dubai.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Sea N Suds finds gold at the end of the Rainbow Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Skyring with jockey Joseph Rocco Jr. aboard turns for home in the lead and goes on the win the 23rd running of the Mervin H Muniz Jr. Handicap at Fair Grounds.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Alexander Barkoff

Toast of New York is the toast of Dubai and his connections will consider the possibility of trying to become the toast of Kentucky after posting an easy victory in the $2 million United Arab Emirates Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed al Nab (UAE-II) at Meydan.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Variety Club wins the Godolphin Mile at Meydan in Dubai.

Photo: Neville Hopwood/Dubai Racing Club

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