The Week in Photos: March 10, 2010

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

The Blood-Horse: 3/13/2010 issue

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Southern Charm: A morning gallop occurs as the sun rises in Aiken, S.C., a city where the horse is revered. See our special section on Aiken in this week's issue of The Blood-Horse.

Photo: Ginny Southworth

Flanders, whose hard fought victory in the 1994 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) was chosen by readers of The Blood-Horse as the race of the year, was euthanized in mid-February because of complications following a paddock accident at John Magnier and partners’ Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley will shuttle Medaglia d'Oro, the leading second-crop sire of 2009 and sire of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, to Australia for the 2010 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

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Vodka, a two-time Japanese Horse of the Year, has been retired from racing, according to Reuters.

Photo: Kate Hunter

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert got a rare grade I victory as a breeder when Misremembered (outside) held off Neko Bay (inside) by a half-length to capture the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 6.

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Juddmonte Farm's mare Proviso closed desperately in the final sixteenth of a mile to nose Fluke at the wire in an exhilarating finish to the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT) on the turf at rainy Santa Anita Park March 6.

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Taking advantage of a slow pace, Crisp upset prohibitive favorite Blind Luck in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) at rainy Santa Anita Park March 6.

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Susan Roy and Vinery Stables’ Awesome Act turned in an impressive performance in his first start on dirt, easily accelerating past his rivals at the top of the stretch en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in the Gotham Stakes March 6 at Aqueduct.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Khancord Kid took her challengers wire-to-wire under Rajiv Maragh to win the Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park on March 6.

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Donegal Racing’s Paddy O'Prado, a maiden facing eight winners in the Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT), seemed unfazed by his competition as he rolled to a 2 1/2-length score March 6 on the Gulfstream Park turf.

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With a big charge through the homestretch, Win Willy picked up his first stakes win since last spring's Rebel Stakes (gr. II) when he drew away to easily take the Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park March 6.

Photo: Coady Photography/will Kenser

Stetson Stables’ Wall Street Wonder held off stubborn Custom for Carlos after a lengthy stretch duel to win the Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct by a neck.

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Terese McWilliams’ California homebred Alphie's Bet pulled clear at the top of the stretch and raced home a 2 1/4-length winner in the Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

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