The Week in Photos: July 3, 2007

A gallery of images from the week of June 26 - July 3

The Blood-Horse: July 7, 2007 issue

Photo: Blood-horse/benoit

Native Diver was the first to win three consecutive runnings of the Hollywood Gold Cup; here's his first in 1965.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Lava Man captures his third Hollywood Gold Cup on Saturday, June 30, 2007, inching past A. P. Xcellent.

Photo: Benoit

Jockey Corey Nakatani guides the crowd favorite Lava Man to the winner's circle after joining Native Diver as the only other horse to win three-straight Hollywood Gold Cups, Saturday, June 30, 2007.

Photo: Benoit

Connecting the past to the present. Retired jockey Jerry Lambert, left, who rode Native Diver to three-straight (1965-67) Hollywood Gold Cups welcomes Corey Natatani to the club following Lava Man's victory, Saturday, June 30, 2007.

Photo: Benoit

Ted Arneault (center), chief executive officer of MTR gaming, celebrates the passage of a referendum approving table games at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.

Photo: Chuch Saus

Stevie Wonderboy, Champion 2-year old male of 2005, has been retired from racing and will stand at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

This year is the 50th Anniversary of the 1957 Delaware Handicap. The fillies and mares that comprised the race are remembered not only as great runners but also as great producers. The field, from bottom to top: Pucker Up (2), Tournure (12), Bayou (3), Floral Park (4), Happy Princess (13), Manotick (5), Attica (6), Lagides (14), Dotted Line (15), Princess Turia (1), Pardala (16), Nasrina (7), Rare Treat (8), Kings Mistake (9), Gay Life (17), Stolen Hour (18), Amoret (1a), Little Pache (10), Levee (11).

Photo: Delaware Park Photo

Bayou was Champion 3-year old filly of 1957. She made 17 starts as a 3-year old, winning the Acorn, Gazelle, Maskette, and Delaware Oaks.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

The Yearling Sales are fast approaching, which means farm inspections of yearlings. Here, Mike Ryan inspects a yearling at Castleton-Lyons near Lexington.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Out Of Control and jockey Michael Baze, center, battle down the stretch with The Tin Man (Victor Espinoza), inside, and Fast And Furious (Alex Solis), left, to win the American Invitational Handicap, Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit

Citronnade and jockey David Flores storm down the stretch to victory in the Beverly Hills Handicap, Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit

The Golden Noodle, with Clinton Potts aboard, wins the Landaluce Stakes Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit

Owner Bill Feeley, second from right, celebrates with trainer Jack Van Berg, right, and family and friends after The Golden Noodle's victory in the Landaluce Stakes Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Benoit

Marietta with Rafael Bejarano aboard takes the Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows on June 29, 2007.

Photo: Jack Coady/coady Photography

Delightful Kiss with Jeffrey Sanchez up, adds the Iowa Derby to his resume, June 29, 2007 at Prairie Meadows.

Photo: Jack Coady/coady Photography

Dry Martini ships north and takes down the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap on Saturday, June 30, 2007.

Photo: Jack Coady/coady Photography

Political Force with Cornelio Velasquez aboard rumbles past Fairbanks to give Allen Jerkens his fourth Suburban victory on Saturday, June 30, 2007.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Allen Jerkins, who won his first Suburban in 1962, takes his fourth one with Political Force.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

After a string of runner-up efforts, Octave wins the grade I Mother Goose at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 30, 2007.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Remarkable News under Ramon Dominguez catches fire in the Firecracker Handicap at Churchill Downs on June 30, 2007.

Photo: Reed Palmer

Sheep graze as the runners cross the Curragh to the start of the Irish Derby on July 1, 2007.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Soldier of Fortune wins the Irish Derby by nine lengths on Sunday, July 1, 2007.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Despite the rain, Lizard Island wins the Railway stakes, Curragh Sunday, July 1, 2007.

Photo: Trevor Jones

Peeping Fawn (Kieren Fallon), being led in after winning the Pretty Polly Stakes the Curragh on June 30, 2007, with Aidan O'Brien on the left.

Photo: Caroline Norris

Lava Man is the Man, for the week of June 26 to July 3.

Photo: Benoit

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