The Week in Photos for 7/8/2014

Los Alamitos, Woodbine, Belmont Park, Monmouth, Europe, Ellis Park, Delaware & More

Unbeaten Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old juvenile champion, answered the dirt question with an emphatic 4 1/4-length win in the $500,000 Grade II Los Alamitos Derby at Los Alamitos Race Course.

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Clearly Now returned to the winner's circle in blazing fashion, setting a track record for seven furlongs when taking home the $400,000 Grade III Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes by open lengths at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

A packed grandstand watches as contenders round the first turn during the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Lexie Lou and jockey Patrick Husbands (pink silks) make their move into the final backstretch during the Queen's Plate.

Photo: Michael Burns

Six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse earned an elusive first victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous race, when his filly Lexie Lou came from off the pace to score by 1 1/2 lengths at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Recent classic starter Kid Cruz reeled in entrymate and pacesetter Captain Serious in deep stretch to win the $196,000 Grade III Dwyer Stakes in the final strides at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Itsmyluckyday with Paco Lopez riding romps to victory in the $150,000 Grade III Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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The Kelly Breen Stable poses outside their Monmouth Park barn with Classic Winner Ruler On Ice, who was recently retired and will be heading to the Kentucky Farm of owners George and Lori Hall this week. Ruler On Ice, a 6-year-old son of Roman Ruler, won the 2011 Belmont Stakes with earnings of $1,709,566 during his racing career.

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Minorette posted a mild upset in the $1 million Grade I Belmont Oaks Invitational at Belmont Park, landing her first North American victory at odds of 6-1 under Joel Rosario.

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Mukhadram shook off pacesetter Somewhat three furlongs out and comfortably won the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

New York-bred Zivo came with a powerful late run up the rail and snatched away victory from pacesetter Moreno in the $500,000 Grade II Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Trainer Jamie Attard gives Lions Bay a bath after training at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Haras du Mezeray and Skymarc Farm's Aigue Marine benefited from a ground-saving trip to capture her first United States stakes win in the $200,000 Grade III Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park.

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Jockey Cowboy Jones at Ellis Park in Kentucky.

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Benwill takes the Red, White & Blue Overnight Stakes at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

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First turn of the Princess Elaine Stakes at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Dear Fay captures the Princess Elaine Stakes at Canterbury Park.

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Do The Danse with jockey Russell Baze up wins the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasanton in California.

Photo: Shane Micheli/ Vassar Photography

Running in deep stretch at Louisiana Downs, three horses manage the unusual feat of having all 12 hooves off the ground at the same time. In this open company maiden special weight race the horses are all in the same stride with their ears in the same position. The winner was the outside horse (#5) Pitcher.

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Start of the 10th running of the Ellis Park Turf Stakes in Henderson, Kentucky.

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Honey Hues is victorious in the Ellis Park Turf Stakes.

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Zanim Meahjohn's Fortune Pearl emerged from a scramble at the top of the stretch and drew away to capture her first stakes victory in the $300,000 Grade II Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park.

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Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Eighty Nine Red to victory in the Achievement Stakes at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Irish You Well #2 (right) with Orlando Bocachica riding won the $100,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/Equi-Photo

Joy of the Saints outclasses the rest of the field in the 8th Running of the D.S. Shine Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

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Start of the Grade I Belmont Derby in New York.

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Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a neck for a major upset in the $1.25 million Grade I Belmont Derby Invitational on the inner turf course at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

La Malaguenahe blasts through in the 21st Running of the Firecracker Stakes at Mountaineer Park in Chester, West Virginia.

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Legacy #4 and jockey Joseph Talamo battle down the stretch to win the $75,000 Cypress Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.

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Final turn of the $500,000 Grade I United Nations at Monmouth Park.

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Main Sequence #5 with Rajiv Maragh riding (left) held off the challenge of #3 Twilight Eclipse and Jose Lezcano to win the $500,000 Grade 1 United Nations at Monmouth Park.

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Ragged Edge captures the Blair's Cove Stakes at Canterbury Park.

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Saint Leon winning the Arlington Sprint at Arlington International Race Course in Illinois.

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Speed Is Life is victorious in the Victor S. Meyers Stakes at Canterbury Park.

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Sky Kingdom and Victor Espinoza flies home to win the $75,000 American Flag Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.

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Soi Phet and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the first running of the $100,000 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.

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Slim Shady #2 with Chuck C. Lopez riding won the $75,000 Elkwood Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/Equi-Photo

Sunrise Scene at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Streamside with jockey Juan Hernandez up capture the Oak Tree Spring Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasanton.

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Union Builder prevails in the 49th Running of the D.S. Shine Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

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