The Week in Photos: Feb 1, 2008

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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The Blood-Horse: 02/02/2008 issue

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First Impressions: Happy Valentine, with her newborn foal Jan. 15; the colt is the first reported foal by the stallion Suave.

Photo: Louise E. Reinagel

Santa Anita hosted its Sunshine Millions program Jan. 26, sandwiched between weather-induced closures.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Go Between's late-running victory in the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic at Santa Anita gave trainer Bill Mott his third victory in the eight-race series for California and Florida breds Jan. 26.

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Go Between powers to victory in the Sunshine Millions Classic.

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Ridden by 2007 Eclipse Award winner Garrett Gomez, Peter Vegso's homebred Go Between closed with a rush from deep in the pack to win by two lengths over a game Celtic Dreamin in a Cushion Track record time of 1:45.64 for nine furlongs.

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Quite a Bride rolls to victory in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf.

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Quite a Bride turned in quite a performance and had 3-5 favorite Nashoba’s Key playing the bridesmaid when she rolled to a solid win in the $500,000 San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 26.

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Bob Black Jack pulls away in the Sunshine Millions Dash.

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Odds-on choice Bob Black Jack re-broke in upper stretch after being headed by Winsome Charm, leaving his challenger behind while winning the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash by 3 1/2 lengths in a Cushion Track-record time for six furlongs at Santa Anita Jan. 26.

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Former claiming filly Dearest Trickski, hustled to the front by jockey Mike Smith, never looked back in rolling to an easy win in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita Jan. 26, her fifth consecutive victory.

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Stronach Stables’ Ginger Punch proved why she is a champion against an overmatched field Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, romping by 6 3/4 lengths in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff.

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Peter Vegso homebred War Monger came from well off the pace, moved into contention around the final turn, and caught pacesetter Lucky J.H. in mid-stretch en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park.

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IEAH Stables and partners’ Benny the Bull solidified himself as one of the best sprinters in the country Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, easily besting 10 rivals in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint, and doing it in near-record time.

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Sent off at odds of 5-2, Mike Tarp’s American County went wire-to-wire to win the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Oaks at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

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