The Week in Photos for 8/5/2014

Saratoga, Del Mar, Europe, Mountaineer, Woodbine, Monmouth, Louisiana Downs & More

Start of the Grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in New York.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Southern Equine Stables' 10-1 shot Moreno went wire-to-wire in the 1 1/8-mile Grade I Whitney Handicap, easily holding off Itsmyluckyday and Will Take Charge to finish 1 1/4 lengths clear for jockey Junior Alvarado at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

John C. Oxley's Skyway and jockey Stewart Elliott (left) overpower Bad Read Sanchez and Henry's Holiday to win the Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California.

Photo: © BENOIT PHOTO

It's been an outstanding week for John Gosden, whose filly Sultanina furnished the trainer a third group I win when unleashing a late burst of speed in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes the final day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Start of the Grade II West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park in Chester, West Virginia.

Photo: Coady Photography

Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture overcame a troubled trip and a lost shoe to gamely defeat a determined Candy Boy at the wire in the $750,000 Grade II West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

Photo: Coady Photography

Red Outlaw and jockey Edwin Maldonado take the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar.

Photo: © BENOIT PHOTO

Trainer Andre Fabre's second stringer Esoterique edged past stablemate Miss France nearing the finish and won the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville in France.

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Photo: John Gilmore

Coltimus Prime under Jockey Eurico Da Silva (maroon silks #6) transformed from his ninth place finish in his last start to a first place finish in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stake at Fort Erie Racetrack on July 29.

Photo: Michael Burns

Even-money choice Iotapa made it consecutive grade I scores with her victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar, but was all out to get the job done with jockey Joe Talamo.

Photo: © BENOIT PHOTO

Sweet Cassiopeia takes the 13th running of the West Virginia Secretary of State Stakes at Mountaineer Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Favored Sweet Reason registered her third lifetime grade I victory when she came from well off the pace to capture the $500,000 Grade I Longines Test Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Crushed It with jockey Alejandro Gomez up win The 3rd Running of Robert Dupret Derby at the Sonoma County Fair In California.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Bet Seattle is victorious in the 17th running of the West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup at Mountaineer Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Eyejaykay wins the 8th race at Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Photo: Coady Photography

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Sweather Weather (left yellow silks) to victory in the $125,000 Eternal Search Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

His Race to Win captures the $150,000 Seagram Cup Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Reddam Racing's Wake Up Nick and jockey Mario Gutierrez win the $100,000 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Photo: © Benoit Photo

A.P.'s Glory storms home to win the Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Mountaineer Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Four Leaf Chief (right) with Gerard Melancon aboard runs away from Union Builder (center) and Smudge (left) to capture the 4th running of the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Carve battles down the stretch to win the 18th running of the West Virginia Governor's Stakes at Mountaineer Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Unleashing a belated but powerful acceleration, Kingman blew past the battling pair of Toronado and pacesetter Darwin in the closing stages and won the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Spun Cap captures the 8th running of the Coup Handicap at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky.

Photo: Coady Photography

Joy Of The Saints with jockey Filemon Rodriguez aboard pulls away from the field to capture the 4th running of the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies at Louisiana Downs.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

Bern Identity and jockey Chuck C. Lopez are victorious in the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Jockey Patrick Husbands guides Eff Bee Eye to a solid win in the $125,000 Nandi Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Trend flies home to win the 43rd Running of Joseph T. Grace Handicap at the Sonoma County Fair.

Photo: Vassar Photography

Palmy Bay and jockey Don Simington up (blue cap) overpowers Marv In Lafayette to capture the 36th running of the Louisiana Cup Sprint at Louisiana Downs.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lynn Roberts

MS Dixie stampedes home to win the Miles Massey Handicap at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado.

Photo: Coady Photography

New York-bred Palace, formerly a $20,000 claimer, earned his first grade I victory for owner Antonino Miuccio and trainer Linda Rice in the $350,000 Grade I Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Souper Colossal is victorious in the Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Aubrey Therkelsen/EQUI-PHOTO

Sassy Kitten wins the 18th running of the West Virginia Senate President's Cup at Mountaineer Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Alamo Heights with jockey Richard Eramia aboard takes the 31 running of the Super Derby Prelude at Louisiana Downs.

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Photo: Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges Jr.

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