The Week In Photos: July 4, 2011

Review graded stakes from Independence Day weekend.

The longest shot on the board in a field of six, Flat Out swept by everyone at the eighth-pole and rolled through the stretch to score the $300,000 Suburban Handicap.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Beaten in the final jump in his stakes debutˇduring his last start, Dominus was not to be caught this time, as he took the field wire-to-wire to win the $150,000 Dwyer (gr. II).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Last after the opening quarter-mile, Exfactor circled the field on the turn, took over at the top of the stretch, and ran away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $111,500 Bashford Manor.

Photo: Reed Palmer/churchill Downs

Even-money favorite Courageous Cat chalked up his first grade I stakes victory when he held off the closing Caracortado by a neck to win the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) on a firm Hollywood Park turf course.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Smiling Tiger, rebounding from a troubled trip at Churchill Downs, earned the third grade I victory of his career with a dominant performance in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Teaks North, number 3, with Eddie Castro riding won the $750,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Equi-photo

Winless since August, 2009 and dismissed at 15-1 against an accomplished field, Kensei sprung a big upset in the $200,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) when he came from off the pace under Edgar Prado to win July 2.

Photo: Equi-photo

Devil by Design, making her season debut for trainer Bill Mott, overcame early trouble to take control in the final furlong, winning the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III).

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Tamarind Hall, a 15-1 shot, drew off to win the Bed o'Roses Handicap.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Maiden Jack's in the Deck split horses in the stretch and burst home toˇcapture the $150,000 Futurity Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Millionreasonswhy provides the answer in the Matron Stakes, beating Say a Novena in the stretch.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Returnedˇto sprinting after he stopped in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, Flashpoint humbled three opponents en route to a seven-length romp in the $143,000 Jersey Shore Stakes.

Photo: Equi-photo

Well beaten in her last two tries, Bobby Flay's Her Smile became a grade I winner July 4 when she rallied from last to score in the $250,000 Prioress Stakes.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Wise Dan and jockey Jon Court cruised to victory in the 21st running of the $150,000 Firecracker Handicap.

Photo: Reed Palmer/churchill Downs

A two-time group I winner and Horse of the Year in her native Brazil, Celtic Princess finally notched her first stakes win in the United States in her sixth try,ˇhandily taking the $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile (gr. IIT).

Photo: Benoit Photography

Beatrice Aurore wins the Prix Chloe.

Photo: John Gilmore

Mutual Trust kept his perfect record intact when he edged out Zoffany and Strong Suit to take the $316,614 Prix Jean Prat (Fr-I) at Chantilly July 3.

Photo: John Gilmore

Jockey Chuck C. Lopez salutes the crowd at Monmouth Park after scoring his 4,000th career victory aboard Duffy's Tavern in the first race on Saturday July 2, 2011 in Oceanport, N.J.

Photo: Equi-photo

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