The Week in Photos for 9/16/2013

Woodbine, Wise Dan, Belmont Park, Arlington Park, Europe, Presque Isle Downs and more

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Horse of the year Wise Dan and jockey John Velazquez charge towards the finish line in the Woodbine Mile.

Photo: Michael Burns

John Velazquez guides Wise Dan to victory in the $1,000,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

Photo: Michael Burns

Even-money favorite Toormore took the lead at the start and was never headed en route to a clear win in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (Ire-I) for 2-year-olds at the Curragh in Ireland.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Still last in mid-stretch, Peace Preserver rallied between horses to secure the first graded stakes win of her career with an upset tally in the $200,000 Grade III Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park in New York.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

After knocking on the door in four stakes starts since her arrival from her native France, Minakshi secured the first stakes victory of her career in the $295,952 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Debuting filly My Conquestadory surprised eight male rivals with a big stretch move to capture the $205,544 TVG Summer Stakes (Can-IIT) by 3 1/4 lengths on the turf at Woodbine.

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Leading Light (right) ridden by Joseph O'Brien wins from Talent (left) and Galileo Rock (Yellow & Red) in the Ladbrokes St. Ledger at Doncaster in England.

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Photo: Trevor Jones

Avoiding trouble near the eighth pole when favored Ready to Act bore in sharply while leading and hit the rail, Harlequin Ranches' Llanarmon surged between rivals to post a victory in the $217,907 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

I'm Already Sexy moved forward off her initial stakes score at Arlington Park to easily win the $175,000 Grade III Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Forte Dei Marmi completed his climb to the top of the stakes ladder with a victory in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Vtech (Can-IT) at Woodbine, the first grade I score for the veteran turf runner.

Photo: Michael Burns

His Race to Win fired through an opening between horses near mid-stretch and edged clear of 11-10 choice Winning Cause to post his first stakes victory in the $166,038 Ontario Derby (Can-III) at Woodbine.

Photo: Michael Burns

Making her United States debut, French-bred filly Alterite seized the lead past mid-stretch en route to a commanding victory in the $500,000 Grade I Garden City Stakes on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

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