The Week in Photos for 6/10/2014

Japan, Churchill Downs, Europe, Belmont Park, Woodbine, Arlington, Golden Gate & More

Honey Hues held off the stretch challenge from I'm Already Sexy at Churchill Downs to win the $100,000 Grade III Early Times Mint Julep Handicap earning her first career stakes victory.

Photo: Churchill Downs / Reed Palmer Photography

Close Hatches continued her winning streak in the $1 million Grade I Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park, turning back the closing bid of 9-5 second choice Princess of Sylmar and picking up the pieces as even-money favorite and two-time champion Beholder finished fourth.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Taghrooda rolls to victory in the Group 1 Epsom Oaks at Epsom Racecourse in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Kaleem Shah's Can the Man and jockey Martin Garcia (right) outgame Forever Juanito to win the Grade III $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

Photo: © BENOIT PHOTO

Robert Evan's Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner, winning the Grade I Belmont Stakes. California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong behind Medal Count.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Just a Way, the world's top-rated racehorse, just edged former Japanese champion Grand Prix Boss after a furious battle in the final 100 meters to win Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Jockey Yoshitomi Shibata celebrates after Just A Way's victory in the Yasuda Kinen.

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Photo: Naoji Inada

Norumbega came from off the pace to take the Grade II Brooklyn Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Returning to sprinting after finishing off the board in the Preakness Stakes, Bayern drew off in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $500,000 Grade II Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Countless Cashmere is victorious in the Purple Violet Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse in Illinois.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Jockey Frank Alvarado gets his 3,000 career victory aboard Curly Girly at Golden Gate Fields in California.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Gold Medal Dancer dances home to win the Minnesota H.B.P.A. Distaff at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Photo: Coady Photography

Australia pulls away from Kingston Hill to win the Group 1 Epsom Derby in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Palace Malice proved his class in the $1.25 million Grade I Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, winning the second grade I of his career for Dogwood Stables a year after taking the 2013 Grade I Belmont Stakes.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Coffee Clique brews up a victory in the Grade I Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Teresa McWilliams' Unusual Heatwave and jockey Kent Desormeaux turn up the heat to win the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Jockey Luis Contreras guides Pender Harbour to victory in the $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Palace captures the True North Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

Real Solution, angled to the far outside for a clear path in the stretch, overpowered his rivals in the $1 million Grade I Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes to post his second grade I victory on the turf at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Magic Spot with jockey Tyler Baze up was spot on in the Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

Photo: Shane Micheli/ Vassar Photography

Sweet Reason, given a patient ride by Irad Ortiz Jr., came from off the pace to register her second grade I victory in the $750,000 TVG Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Anne M. Ebarhardt

Speaking Of Which #3 with Joe Bravo riding gave people something to talk about in the $200,000 Grade II Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Aubrey Therkelsen/EQUI-PHOTO

Quality Lass showed her true quality in the 7th Running of the Stain and Lace Stakes at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Coady Photography

Jimmy Simms takes the Brooks Fields Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Sweet Emma Rose (R) #9 with Abel Lezcano riding noses out hard charging Rogue Lady (C) #1 and Red Minx (L) #3 in the $60,000 Crank It Up Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Aubrey Therkelsen/EQUI-PHOTO

Ole's Miss (left) winning the Emerald Downs Stakes at Hastings Racecourse.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Title Contender is victorious in the Sir Winston Churchill Stakes at Hastings Racecourse.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

The sun shined bright on Miss Derek in the Vancouver Sun Stakes at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, BC.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Undrafted with John Velazquez up captures the 31st Running of The Grade III Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

On Rainbow Bridges finds the gold at the end of the Lady Angela Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Strong Impact #1 with Paco Lopez riding surges home to win the $60,000 John McSorley Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

Photo: Jessica Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

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