The Week in Photos for 7/29/2014

Monmouth Park, Saratoga, Del Mar, Europe, Parx, Canterbury, Woodbine & More

Bayern #2 (right) with Martin Garcia riding, leads the field around the final turn in the $1,000,000 Grade I William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.

Photo: Mark Wyville/EQUI-PHOTO

Bayern leaves the field behind with an impressive 7 1/4-length gate-to-wire victory in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Taghrooda rallied from the back of the field and became the first reigning Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner in more than three decades to capture the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Big Macher became a grade I-winning sprinter when he denied 3-5 favorite Goldencents by half a length in the $300,000 Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

After a somewhat disappointing Triple Crown campaign, Wicked Strong started the second half of his sophomore season in fine style, turning the tables on Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist in the $600,000 Grade II Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Intent on getting the lead from his far outside post, an aggressive Fed Biz was never challenged while romping to victory in track record time in the $200,000 Grade II San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.

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Jockey Justin Stein guides La Tia #5 to victory in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Miss d'Oro #8 with Kendrick Carmouche riding won the $75,000 Power By Far Handicap at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Barbara Weidl / EQUI-PHOTO

Godolphin's well-bred Antipathy moved to take charge on the turn and scooted clear to victory in the $200,000 Grade III Shuvee Handicap at muddy Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Wearing the black and gold colors of historic Calumet Farm, Kerwin Clark split horses aboard Starstruck to take the $170,000 Grade III WinStar Matchmaker Stakes at Monmouth Park.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Lil Bit O'Fun and jockey Aaron Gryder outleg Bright Thought and Rangi to win the $90,000 Wickerr Stakes at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

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Amnesia with jockey Abel Cedillo capture the 4th Running of Wine County Stakes at Santa Rosa in California.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Highlight of the annual Edwin Gregson Foundation Fundraiser at Del Mar Race Track, was a chance to dunk the likes of Del Mar President Joseph W. Harper, Hall of Fame trainers Richard Mandella and Bob Baffert and Gregson Foundation President Jenine Sahadi to support programs to benefit and enchance the quality of life of California's backstretch workers and their families.

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Pure Sensation (far outside) battles down the stretch to win the Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Fox Hill Farms' Coup de Grace closed with gusto in the $200,000 Grade II Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, taking advantage after a quick early pace set-up in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for his late-running style.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Jockey Luis Garcia guides Ageless to victory in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Csaba takes the Skip Trial Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida.

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Photo: Kenny Martin/Coglianese Photo

Racing fans were entertained by the Human Cannonball this weekend at Canterbury Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

The Human Cannonball flies higher then the grandstand at Canterbury Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Get Happy Mister is victorious in the Mount Elbert Stakes at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado.

Photo: Coady Photography

Irish Surf and jockey Elvis Trujillo sail home to win the Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

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Guys Reward #8 and jockey Paco Lopez are rewarded in the $150,000 Metopolitan Jets Oceanport Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

Photo: Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Rainbow Heir with Angel Serpa up flies home to win The Teddy Drone Stakes at Monmouth Park.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Lesley Be Judged captures the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Stakes at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Photo: Coady Photography

With a late stretch move, favored Daring Dancer #2 (outside) caught A Little Bit Sassy to win by a head in the $200,000 Grade II Lake George Stakes over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

West Point Thoroughbred's Rock Me Baby and jockey Corey Nakatani (third from left) pull away from the field and go on to win the $150,000 California Dreamin' Handicap at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid, a major pace factor in his previous three starts in stakes, finally broke through with a victory in the $211,000 Grade II Monmouth Cup for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Sweet Luca takes the Addison Cammack Stakes at Arlington Park in Illinois.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

R Free Roll pulled a mild upset at Saratoga Race Course when shooting straight to the lead and holding firmly in the stretch to take the $200,000 Grade II HRTV Honorable Miss Handicap for filly and mare sprinters.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

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