The Week in Photos: July 19, 2010

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

Hip #245, a $350,000 Medaglia d'Oro filly, was the most expensive horse sold during the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Don Benge's A. U. Miner, a 14-1 longshot, charged down the center of the racetrack and got up by a neck over favored Alcomo to win the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack July 17.

Photo: Equi-photo

Life At Ten earned a berth in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) with her victory July 17 in the Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park.

Photo: Hoofprints, Inc.

Juddmonte Farms’ Treat Gently notched a victory in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes over the turf.

Photo: Hoofprints, Inc.

Brereton Jones' homebred Check the Label took over approaching the sixteenth-pole and drew clear to win the $150,000 Virginia Oaks by 2 3/4 lengths July 17 at Colonial Downs.

Photo: Coady Photography

Paddy O'Prado, a son of El Prado, showed again his top turf form in the July 17 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT), brushing to the lead in the stretch and defeating Interactif.

Photo: Coady Photography

Veteran gelding Rahystrada earned his 10th career victory when he kicked clear in the stretch run for jockey Inez Karlsson and held off defending champion Just as Well by a half length in the $150,000 Arlington Handicap.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

A determined Skipshot collared the tiring Sidney's Candy just before the wire to upset the 1-5 favorite by a frantic head in the $196,000 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park July 17.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Stradivinsky took advantage of the favorite being knocked out of contention early in the race, as the 7-year-old gelding scored his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 Jaipur Stakes at Belmont Park.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Sweet August Moon returned to the winner's circle for the first time in more than 17 months when she took an inside path to defeat odds-on favorite Free Flying Soul by 1 3/4 lengths in the $150,000 A Gleam Handicap.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Tuscan Evening remained unbeaten in six graded stakes in 2010 when she led Eclair de Lune all the way in the $150,000 Modesty Handicap on the Arlington Park turf July 17.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Favored Workin for Hops captured the second leg of the Mid-America Triple and became a likely contender for the Secretariat Stakes next month when he dominated the field in the $200,000 American Derby.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Favored Marlang galloped to victory on the front end for meet-leading rider Joel Rosario in the Sunset Handicap July 18 as Hollywood Park dropped the stakes curtain on the 2010 spring/summer season.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

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