The Week in Photos for 7/1/2014

Churchill Downs, Belmont, Irish Derby, Prairie Meadows, Woodbine, Santa Anita & More

Mark Breen's Jessica's Star, winner of the Prairie Mile Stakes on a muddy track in his last start, parlayed that experience into an upset score in the $250,000 Grade III Iowa Derby on a sloppy track at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

Photo: Coady Photography

Mark Bacon and Dana Wells' Silver Max, lit up the turf course at Churchill Downs with a wire-to-wire score in the Grade II Firecracker Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

Kaleem Shah's Declassify and jockey Martin Garcia (right) outleg Cyclometer to win the Grade I $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.

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Taking advantage of a torrid pace, Street Story came from well off the pace for a 1 3/4-length triumph over Miss Behaviour in the $150,000 Grade III Victory Ride Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Gallant Stables' longshot Majestic Harbor launched a sustained move in the far turn, flew past fading favorite Game On Dude, and only added to his advantage in the stretch to post a 6 1/4-length victory in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes.

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Final turn of the Grade I Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Joe Labozzetta/NYRA

Ron Winchell's Longines Kentucky Oaks victress Untapable continued her perfect season, starting for the first time since her Oaks win and running away with the $300,000 Grade I Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Cinco Charlie goes gate-to-wire in Grade III Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

With primary challenger Kingston Hill a late scratch, Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner Australia scored the easiest of victories in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh in Ireland.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Allaboutcaroline #6 with Alex Cintron riding won the featured 9th race at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Gold Ship sailed home for a second straight win in the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Carve fights for the win in the Grade III Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows.

Photo: Coady Photography

Riposte and jockey Joel Rosario are victorious in the Grade II New York Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Thistle Bird struck for her first top-level win at age 6 when overtaking front-runner Venus de Milo in the final furlong to capture the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh in Ireland.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Jockey Carlos Castro guides Riseseastsetswest to victory at Canterbury Park scoring his 1,000th career win.

Photo: Coady Photography

Jockey Carlos Castro is congratulated by a cooler of icy water after his 1,000th career win.

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Good Lord and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. capture the Kelly's Landing Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography

Benefiting from a good jump out of the gate at the top of the downhill turf track at Santa Anita Park, Big Kick never looked back over the course of 1 3/4 miles as he rolled to victory in the Grade II San Juan Capistrano under jockey Victor Espinoza.

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BHR Guys Flash Me takes the Minnesota Stallion Breeders' Quarter Horse Futurity at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Photo: Coady Photography

Charlie Em #3 battles down the stretch to win the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Handicap at Santa Anita Park.

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Dancin' Lil dances her way to the winner's circle in the Saylorville Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Photo: Coady Photography

Cherokee Artist #2 with Trevor McCarthy riding wins the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

Photo: Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo

Jockey Michelle Rainford guides Stablemate's Silent Treat to victory over the E.P. Taylor turf course in the $100,000 Zadracarta Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Size captured her first stakes and third win overall in four starts with a handy upset victory in the $200,000 Grade III Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

Photo: Coady Photography

Majestic River shines in the $75,000 Lighthouse Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/Equi-Photo

Parrando prevails in the Grade II Royal Heroine Stakes over Kathleen Rose at Santa Anita Park.

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My Option leaves the field behind in the Chicago Handicap at Arlington International Race Course in Illinois.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Sheza Smoke Show and jockey Joseph Talamo (second from right) pull away from the field and go on to win the Grade III $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

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Work All Week hits his pay day in the Iowa Sprint Handicap at Prairie Meadows.

Photo: Coady Photography

Any questions about the future for Wildcat Red that may have been raised by his troubled 18th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) were emphatically dismissed at Gulfstream Park, where the 3-year-old son of D'wildcat romped to a 10 1/4-length victory in the $90,000 Quality Road Stakes.

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Photo: Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photo

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