The Week in Photos for 4/22/2014

Hawthorne, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Australia, Japan, Charles Town Races & More

Imperative pounced on a softened-up Game On Dude rounding the final turn and proved best in the drive to land a $1 million payday at odds of 26-1 in the Grade II Charles Town Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Frac Daddy and Alan Garcia dominate the Grade III Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Tucci Stable's Puntrooskie to victory in the $125,000 Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Isla Bonita launched a powerful late rally and won the $2 million Satsuki Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese Two Thousand Guineas) at Nakayama Racecourse.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Out quick under Tony Black, Martin Scafidi’s Winning Image maintained the lead from the gate to the finish line and won the $100,000 Primonetta Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Photo: Jim McCue / Maryland Jockey Club

Dynamic Impact continued trainer Mark Casse's big spring, edging 2-5 favorite Midnight Hawk by the narrowest of noses in the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

In the Fairway is victorious in the Confucius Say Stakes at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.

Photo: Coady Photography

Dual champion filly Beholder coasted to an easy win in her 2014 debut on a hot, sunny Easter Sunday at Santa Anita Park, taking the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes from four overmatched rivals.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Start of the Grade III Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare at Keeneland.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Gary Barber's Sisterly Love became the first two-time winner of the current Keeneland spring meeting and did so at the expense of Juddmonte's multiple grade I winner Emollient when she took home the $100,000 Grade III Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Ageless with Julien Leparoux up wins the Giants Causeway Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

C'Mon Feet captures the Third Chance Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Diamond Drilled rides to victory in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Down Town Allen with Matt McGowan up wins the 4th Running of Original Gold Stakes at Charles Town Races.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Coarsegold takes the Safari Queen Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

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Photo: Kenny Martin/Coglianese Photo

Daring Dancer with Alan Garcia up wins the Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Sagamore Farm’s Hamp rallied from the back of the pack to capture the $100,000 Henry S. Clark Stakes over the grass at Pimlico Race Course.

Photo: Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Zensational Bunny under jockey Patrick Husbands captures the $125,000 Star Shoot Stakes at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

La Verdad and jockey Jose Ortiz are victorious in the Grade II Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct.

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Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

Flashy American and jockey Christopher A. Emigh wins the Grade III Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Flattering Bea (#8) with Garry Cruise up takes the 6th Running of The Sugar Maple Stakes at Charles Town Races.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Its A Dundeel wins the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Grupo 7C Racing Stable's Grand Tito took charge at the three-sixteenths pole and held off Midnight Cello and Csaba to win the $100,000 Grade III Miami Mile Handicap at Calder Casino & Race Course.

Photo: Coady Photography

Julian Pimentel rated him off the pace into the far turn, then signaled go and Kid Cruz charged by his rivals and posted an easy victory in $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Photo: Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Mr Speaker rolls home to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

After five furlongs of battle, PTK LLC’s Knit One Purr Too edged clear of Hot Squeeze and won the $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico.

Photo: Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club

Rising Romance is victorious in the Group 1 Australian Oaks.

Photo: Mark Gatt

More Than Even captures the Will Rogers Downs Classic Distaff Sprint in Oklahoma.

Photo: Kellie Johnston / Coady Photography

The Offer offered a solid victory in the Group 1 Sydney Cup in Australia.

Photo: Mark Gatt

Rise Up with Leandro Goncalves up win the 3rd Running of Robert Hilton Memorial at Charles Town Races.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Stormy Rush storms home to win the Lincoln Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Lauren King/Coglianese Photo

Warren's Knockout knocks down the competition in the Inaugural Stakes at SunRay Park in Farmington, New Mexico.

Photo: Coady Photography

Tricky R wins the Russell & Helen Foutz Distaff at SunRay Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

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