The Week in Photos for 4/15/2014

Keeneland, Oaklawn Park, Japan, Australia, Santa Anita Park, Woodbine, Calder & More

Two Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan breaks from gate #3 in the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland in Kentucky.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Wise Dan takes the lead in the final turn of the Makers 46 Mile at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Wise Dan took his first step toward a possible third straight Horse of the Year title with a measured victory in the $300,000 Grade I Maker's 46 Mile on the Keeneland turf.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Brewing brewed up his third consecutive victory at Oaklawn Park in the Bachelor Stakes.

Photo: Coady Photography

Big Macher prevailed in a thrilling finish to the $200,00 Grade II Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita Park, denying 7-5 favorite Wild Dude by a nose for his first graded stakes win.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

A rare triple dead heat for victory was recorded in the fifth race on the April 11 night program at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel when racing officials and stewards determined that the win photo showed the noses of all three horses hit the wire at the same time. In alphabetical order, All in the Art paid $4.60, $4.40, and $4.20, with Chessie Slew worth $15, $13.60, and $9.60, and Memories of Trina returning $6.60, $8, and $5.

Photo: Coady Photography

Thoroughbreds return to action in the 4th race on Woodbine Racetrack's opening weekend in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Start of the Grade I Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Photo: Coady Photography

Danza sent shock waves through the crowd of 63,186 at Oaklawn Park when he took command in upper stretch at odds of 41-1 and rolled to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $1 million Grade I Arkansas Derby on closing day.

Photo: Coady Photography

Lanken Rupee captures the T J Smith Stakes in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Harp Star completed an eye-catching last-to-first rally in the Oka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese One Thousand Guineas), a stylish victory that kicked off the classic season in Japan at Hanshin Racecourse.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Willis Horton's Will Take Charge notched his first victory of the season in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap at Oaklawn Park, surviving multiple claims of foul and a lengthy inquiry.

Photo: Coady Photography

Marchman (red/white/black silks) with Robby Albarado up charges home to win the Grade III Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Defeating four older fillies and mares, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches secured her third grade I with a front-running performance in the $588,000 Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Bourbonize is victorious in the Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Dance With Fate captures the $750,000 Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland securing his spot in the Kentucky Derby.

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Photo: Mark Mahan

Fast Anna wins his first race at Gulfstream Park this weekend in Florida.

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Photo: Leslie Martin / Coglianese Photo

Criterion takes the Australian Derby.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Joint Return is victorious in the Calder Oaks in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Photo: Coady Phoyography

Under a heady ride from Javier Castellano, Hard Not to Like pulled a 13-1 upset in the $300,000 Grade I Jenny Wiley Stakes and earned her first win at the top level at Keeneland

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

High Tee and Jockey Luis Contreras capture the first race of the Thoroughbred race meet at Woodbine Racetrack for owner Norseman Racing Stable and trainer John Mattine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Sacred Falls winner of  the Doncaster Handicap in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Lasting Bubbles is victorious in the Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes at Lone Star Park in Texas.

Photo: Dustin Orona Photography

Jockey Jose A. Gutierrez celebrates earning his 1,000 career victory after winning the eighth race on April 11th at Calder Race Course.

Photo: Coady Photography

Wesley Ward-trained and owned Judy the Beauty was a popular 3-5 winner of the $300,000 Grade I Madison Stakes at Keeneland. The 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare is a perfect 4-for-4 at Keeneland and has now won five of six starts on synthetic surfaces.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Lemon Drop Dream, tracking a blistering pace into the stretch, charged home to register a well-timed victory in the $294,000 Grade III Count Fleet Sprint Handicap in his graded stakes debut at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Robert Trussell's Occasional View, making his first start since a ninth-place finish on dirt at Oaklawn Park in the Fifth Season Stakes, drew clear to win the $175,000 Grade III Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Raider Red takes the Copper Top Futurity (Colts & Geldings) at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

Photo: Coady Photography

Peggy Jean wins the Sires Produce Stakes in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Uzziel and jockey Tyler Baze capture the $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

In her first start on a synthetic surface, Ready to Act recorded her second straight stakes victory for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence when she rallied from last to capture the Grade II Beaumont Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Triple B Farms' Tribal Spy and jockey Joe Talamo (center) battle in mid-stretch and go on to win the Grade III $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Street Story is victorious in the Instant Racing Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Thoroughbreds train before sunrise at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Favored Stormy Lucy made her new connections look good when she came from off the pace to catch Miss Serendipity in the final strides to win the $150,000 Grade III Santa Barbara Handicap on the turf at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Hronis Racing's Sweet Swap and jockey Joseph Talamo (right) overpower Lakerville to win the Grade III $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Jockey David Garcia guides Dan the Tin Man to victory in the Jacques Cartier Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

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