The Week in Photos for 5/6/2014

Churchill Downs, Europe, Santa Anita, Japan, Parx, Hong Kong, Turf Paradise and More

Two time horse of the year Wise Dan ridden by jockey John Velazquez (left) outduels Seek Again to the wire in the Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

South African runner Variety Club, trained by Mike de Kock and ridden by Anton Marcus wins the Group 1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong.

Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Saeed Manana's Night of Thunder turned the tables on favorite Kingman by narrowly winning the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) from that rival in a 40-1 upset at Newmarket in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Jockey Michelle Rainford (yellow and black silks) guides Silent Treat to victory in the $125,000 Ballade Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Fenomeno, making his second start of a comeback from injury, fought off two determined rivals to win the Tenno Sho (Spring) (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan.

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Photo: Naoji Inada

The start of the 29th Running of the Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Central Banker outfinishes Shakin It Up to win the Grade II Churchill Downs Stakes.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Brookerson wins the ATBA Spring Sales Stakes at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photo: Coady Photography

French-trained filly Miss France, showing marked improvement from her prep race last month, held off fast-finishing Lightning Thunder to narrowly win the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Global View comes running late to take the American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Aspen Getaway wins the Jim Coleman Province Stakes at Hastings Race Course in Vancouver, BC.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

David Hall-trained Bubble Chic (#1) with Karis Teetan on board, leads gate to wire to win the Queen Mother Memorial Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong.

Photo: Hong Kong Jockey Club

Fury Kapcori and jockey Rafael Bejarano are victorious in the Grade III $100,000 Precisionist Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Coffee Clique and jockey Javier Castellano up wins the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Officer Alex with Frankie Pennington riding captures the $75,000 Lyman Handicap at Parx Racing.

Photo: Barbara Weidl/Equi-Photo

Start of the Hasta La Vista Handicap at Turf Paradise.

Photo: Coady Photography

Mambo Man says adios to the rest of the field to win the Hasta La Vista Handicap at Turf Paradise.

Photo: Coady Photography

A Little Bit Sassy with Luis Saez up wins the Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Alsono captures the SunRay Park & Casino Handicap in New Mexico.

Photo: Coady Photography

On The Backstreets and jockey Rafael Bejarano are victorious in the $75,000 Ultrafleet Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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C Zee zips to the finish line to win the Sir Bear Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

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Photo: Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photo

Heitai takes the Need for Speed Stakes at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Photo: Coady Photography

Forever Juanito wins the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Where's Rosie B with Hector Caballero riding (#1) won the $75,000 Foxy J G Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Barbara Weidl/Equi-Photo

Fesstune rides to victory in the Oklahoma Stallion Colts & Geldings Division at Will Rogers Downsin Claremore, Oklahoma.

Photo: Kellie Johnston / Coady Photography

Martin Racing Stable's Marchman strung together his second straight graded stakes win in three weeks with a decisive victory in the $167,550 Grade III Twin Spires Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

With a heart the size of the state where she was bred, Fiftyshadesofgold nailed down her first graded stakes win when the Texas-bred held off a determined Milam to register a half-length victory in the $200,725 Grade III Eight Belles Stakes at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

HeyKittyKittyKitty cruises home to win the Oklahoma Stallion Fillies Division at Will Rogers Downs.

Photo: Kellie Johnston / Coady Photography

Moonshine Mullen ridden by Calvin Borel runs up the rail to win the 11th running of the Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Jockey Rosie Napravnik guides Midnight Lucky to the win in the 28th running of the Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Ole's Miss battles down the stretch to win the Ross McLeod Stakes at Hastings Race Course.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Snappy Girl captures the Tellike Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

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