The Week in Photos for 9/3/2013

Saratoga, Del Mar, Europe, Monmouth Park, Woodbine, Arlington, Gulfstream and more.

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Strong Mandate turned in a dominant performance in the $300,000 Grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in New York, winning by 9 3/4 lengths.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Gabriel Charles and jockey Mike Smith (right) outleg Gervingo (left) to win the first division of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California.

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Five Iron and jockey Luis Saez take the Grade III Saranac Stakes at Saratoga.

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Rizeena unleashed a blistering rally from near the back of the field, blowing past battling front-runners Kiyoshi and Tapestry in the closing stages to capture the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh in Ireland.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Wheeled back in 11 days after breaking his maiden, Bashart led all the way to capture the $200,000 Grade III With Anticipation Stakes with style on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

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Alpha sprung a wire-to-wire upset in the $735,000 Grade I Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course winning for the first time since he took the 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I) last August in a dead heat with Golden Ticket.

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Beholder and jockey Gary Stevens (second from left) are sent on their way to an easy victory in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

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Stormofthecentury collared pacemaker Tightend Touchdown in deep stretch to capture the $350,000 Grade III Turf Monster Handicap in a 28-1 upset at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

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Sweet Reason confirmed her love for sloppy going when the recent maiden winner splashed away to an easy victory in the $300,000 Grade I Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

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Charm The Maker and Joe Talamo (left) hold off Hard To Resist and Corey Nakatani to win the $90,000 Adoration Stakes at Del Mar.

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She's a Tiger and jockey Gary Stevens ride to victory in the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante.

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The field comes around the the final turn in the Wally's Choice Minnesota Classic Championship at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Willcox Inn and jockey James Graham capture the Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park in Illinois.

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Ethnic Dance and jockey Edwin Maldonado (right) outleg Den's Legacy, Infinite Magic and Kid Dreams to win the second division of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby.

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Dunkin Bend #5 with Ricardo Santana, Jr. riding won the $100,000 Grade III Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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Jockey Justin Stein guides Youcant'tchatchme (Right/Black Silks Red Hat) to victory in the Seaway stakes at Woodbine Racecourse in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Silver Max and Robby Albarado ride to victory in the Grade II Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga in New York.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Start of the Vid Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.

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Egg Drop and jockey Martin Garcia (left) hold off Appealing to win the Grade II $150,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar.

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Jockey Justin Stein guides San Nicola Thunder to victory in the $125,000 Vice Regent Stakes over the E.P. Taylor Turf course at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Eldaafer #4 with Ricardo Santana Jr. riding won the $200,000 Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA.

Photo: Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO

Pacesetter Strapping Groom captured the Grade I Forego Stakes in a 15-1 upset at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Fox Rox wins the 39th Running of The Aspirant Stakes at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack in Farmington, NY.

Photo: Tom Cooley Photography

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