The Week in Photos for 5/27/2014

Wise Dan, Arlington Park, Churchill Downs, Japan, Europe, Santa Anita Park

Amy LoPresti leads Wise Dan off the van as Charlie LoPresti looks on. Wise Dan returned to Forest Lane Farm after colic surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

After an intense duel down the Churchill Downs stretch, odds-on favorite War Dancer thrust his head in front of Suntracer at the finish line and won the $110,200 Louisville Handicap.

Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

Hronis Racing's Sky High Gal and jockey Mike Smith win the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Arlington International Racecourse has partnered with True Patriots Care Foundation for Memorial Day Weekend. True Patriots Care Foundation’s mission is to recognize and support those who have served their communities as first responders and as members of the armed services. True Patriots Care Foundation has created an exhibition of more than 2,000 flags on display at Arlington this weekend to pay tribute to those who have served our country and risked or lost their lives doing so. These flags specifically represent the 323 Illinois soldiers who have died defending our freedom since 9/11/01. Each flag will have the name of a soldier attached to it to honor these 323 lost.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Juddmonte Farms' homebred Kingman looked every bit the classic racehorse when capturing Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) by a commanding five lengths at the Curragh.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Nuovo Record won the Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) at Tokyo Racecourse, narrowly denying overwhelming favorite and runner-up Harp Star a second classic victory.

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Photo: Naoji Inada

Jockey Justin Stein guides Phil's Dream to victory in the $125,000 New Providence Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Start of the Memorial Handicap at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida eventually won by Csaba.

Photo: Coady Photography

Grand Contender notched a third consecutive victory in fine style, leading all the way to win the Grade III Lone Star Park Handicap in Texas.

Photo: Dustin Orona Photography

All Woman is victorious in the Louisiana Legends Soiree Stakes at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Photo: Coady Photography

Natalie Victoria #8 with Jose Ortiz riding won the $75,000 Monmouth Beach Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

Photo: Aubrey Therkelsen/EQUI-PHOTO

Salvador Hernandez's La Tia displayed her affinity for her home track once again in the $150,000 Grade III Arlington Matron, romping wire-to-wire under E.T. Baird in the 1 1/8-mile Polytrack event at Arlington Park.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey and jockey Julien Leparoux took advantage of a quick pace set by Socialbug to take charge in the stretch and post a facile victory in the $100,000 Grade III Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

Marvellous provided Aidan O'Brien a sixth victory in the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at the Curragh, and joined the ever-growing list of classic winners sired by Galileo.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Dorsey's Dream captures the Louisiana Legends Starter Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

Cyclometer and jockey Edwin Maldonado win the Grade III $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Summer Hit with jockey Russell Baze up take the Grade III All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

Photo: Shane Micheli/ Vassar Photography

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Copnquest Top Gun (orange and turquoise silks) to victory in the $125,000 Marine Stakes at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Sunbean shines through in the Louisiana Legends Classic Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Solid Appeal over the E.P. Taylor turf course to win the $200,000 Nassua Stakes at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Heitai wins the Louisiana Legends Sprint Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

Itsmyluckyday #7 with Paco Lopez riding won the $75,000 Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Fire With Fire and jockey Tyler Baze (center) overtake Segway and Quick Casanova for victory in the Grade II $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Front-running filly Istanford took it to her male rivals early and held on late, carrying home a stylish victory in the $150,000 Grade III Arlington Classic Stakes at Arlington Park.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

After racing last in the early stages, Jack Milton flashed quick finishing speed to win the $300,000 Grade III Poker Stakes at Belmont Park, a victory that made Todd Pletcher Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading money winning trainer.

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Photo: Joe Labozzetta/NYRA

Homebred Nikki's Sandcastle made a strong run on the final turn of the $150,000 Grade III Hanshin Cup Stakes at Arlington Park, and that move carried him to a determined finish for his first victory of 2014.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Snappy Girl takes the Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

Riposte found the yielding turf at Belmont Park to her liking as she rolled to a front-running victory in the $200,000 Grade II Sheepshead Bay Stakes over a good field for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Tell All You Know wins the Honor The Hero Stakes at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Photo: Coady Photography

Matias Cavalieri's Miss Serendipity and jockey Brice Blanc (left) duel with Emollient down the stretch and go on to win the Grade I $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Tensas Harbor is victorious in the Louisiana Legends Distaff Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

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