The Week in Photos for 8/12/2014

Serena's Song, Animal Kingdom Foal, Saratoga, Ellis Park, Monmouth, Del Mar & More

Trainer Aidan O'Brien's domination of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) continued with Dick Whittington edging past favorite Kool Kompany late in the race for 2-year-olds at the Curragh in Ireland.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Fox Hill Farms' highly regarded Cassatt muscled her way to victory in the Grade III $105,000 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park, earning her first graded stakes score and extending her winning streak to three for owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones.

Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting outfought favored Angela Renee through the stretch to take the $200,000 Grade II Adirondack Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Rallying from last on the backstretch, favored Enterprising found room between horses in the drive and powered his way to victory in the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap as racing returned to the turf at Del Mar.

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The first foal by champion Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby and 2013 Dubai World Cup, was born this week at John Messara's Arrowfield Stud in Australia. The filly foal is out of Tumble Turn, a winning daughter of Redoute's Choice owned by Arrowfield, Planette Thoroughbred, and Belford Productions.

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Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Kaigun to victory in the $200,000 Play the King Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack over the E. P.Taylor turf course.

Photo: Michael Burns

Twenty-two-year-old Serena’s Song at Denali Stud in Paris, Kentucky. Check out the article about her in this week's Blood-Horse.

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Photo: Kevin Thompson

Twenty-two-year-old Serena’s Song at Denali Stud in Paris, Kentucky.

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Photo: Kevin Thompson

British raider Garswood easily held off French filly Thawaany through the final 200 meters and won the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) in a top-level breakthrough at Deauville in France.

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Photo: John Gilmore

Tim O'Donohue's Wallyanna was running where his 23-1 odds said he should be coming off the turn in the Grade II $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. But the longshot kicked into second gear with a powerful late burst to upset the 1 1/16-mile turf event at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Master The Blues #1 takes the $90,000 Daisycutter Handicap at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California.

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Gallant Son with jockey Cristobal Herrera up wins the 3rd Running of Jess Jackson Owners' Handicap at the Sonoma County Fair in California.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Seek Again overcame traffic in the stretch, advancing at the rail with an eye-catching run to win the Grade II $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap in course-record time at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Seek Again with his track record breaking time of 1:33.25 in the background.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Dame Dorothy (black cap on left) overpowers the rest of the field to win the Malvern Rose Stakes at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Photo: Coady Photography

Flower Spell takes the Hoist Her Flag overnight stakes at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Moulin de Mougin secured the biggest win of her career and gave jockey Mike Smith a reason to celebrate his 49th birthday in the Grade II $250,000 John Mabee Stakes on the grass at Del Mar.

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Sunrise scene from Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky.

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Javier Castellano, waiting for room aboard favored I Spent It in the stretch, squeezed through on the rail at the furlong mark and cleared off to win the Grade II $200,000 Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes in smashing style at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Breezell LZP captures the Wathba Stud Farm Cup at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado.

Photo: Coady Photography

Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Paso Doble to victory in the $125,000 Shepperton Stakes at Woodbine Race Track.

Photo: Michael Burns

Holiday Mischief wins the John Bullit Overnight Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Harlan's Honor with Frankie Pennington riding won the $60,000 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Aubrey Therkelsen/EQUI-PHOTO

Jockey Gary Boulanger guides John Oxley's Dixie Twist to victory in the $125,000 Ontario Debutante Stakes at Woodbine Race Track.

Photo: Michael Burns

Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan took to a class drop and eked out a victory in the Grade III $100,000 Gardenia Stakes staving off the late run of Tapit's World to claim the Ellis Park test by a head.

Photo: Coady Photography

Seduire with jockey Russell Baze up takes the Wine County Debutante at the Sonoma County Fair.

Photo: Shane Micheli/ Vassar Photograpy

Private Prospect is victorious in the Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

Photo: Coady Photography

Following up on a runner-up effort at Royal Ascot in June, well-traveled Sunset Glow dominated the field in the $200,000 Grade II Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, leading all the way for a 3 1/4-length victory.

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