The Week in Photos: August 2, 2010

Includes photos from a busy week in racing, highlighted by the Haskell.

Canford Cliffs overtakes Rip Van Winkle to win the Sussex Stakes.

Photo: Trevor Jones

First Dude gets some love as he prepares for the Haskell Invitational.

Photo: Bill Denver / Equi-photo

Spendthrift Farm's Temple City took advantage of an ideal set-up, going wire-to-wire under Joe Talamo to win the $125,000 Cougar II Handicap on Del Mar's Polytrack July 30.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

A Little Warm outlasted 15-1 longshot Miner's Reserve to score his first graded stakes win under John Velazquez in the Jim Dandy Stakes July 31 at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

A Little Warm outlasted 15-1 longshot Miner's Reserve to score his first graded stakes win under John Velazquez in the Jim Dandy Stakes July 31 at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

English-bred mare Proviso won her third consecutive grade I race July 31 at Saratoga, as she held off Shared Account and two-time defending titleholder Forever Together in a blanket finish to take the Diana Handicap.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Dakota Phone, last heading into the final turn, took the overland route to a neck victory in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar July 31, snapping a 16-race losing streak.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

Favored Pleasant Prince closed with a burst to snatch victory from Worldly by a nose at the wire of the $100,000 Ohio Derby at Thistledown July 31.

Photo: Jj Zamaiko

Impersonations by a guy playing Elvis and one dressed like Hulk Hogan belied the authenticity of the Saratoga experience.

Photo: Vic Zast

Blame prepares for next week's Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Quality Road turned in an effortless five-furlong breeze Aug. 1 in his final serious move for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap Aug. 7 at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Lady Alexander wins the The Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park

Photo: Alyssa Spakowski/equi-photo

Malibu Prayer turned back 3-5 favorite Unrivaled Belle in upper stretch and held on gamely to win the $250,000 Ruffian Handicap Aug. 1 to give owner/breeder Edward P. Evans a second major victory at the Spa.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Left alone on the front end, favored Get Stormy kicked away in the stretch and breezed to victory in the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap in a swift time on the Mellon Turf Course at Saratoga Aug. 1.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Rick Denver / Equi-photo

Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Deja Puglisi/equi-photo

Indycar Driver Mario Andretti (C) holds up the Izod Haskell Invitational Trophy with Trainer Bob Baffert (L) and Jockey Martin Garcia.

Photo: Bill Denver / Equi-photo

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Lookin' At Lucky.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Smiling Tiger, taking advantage of a terrible break by 3-5 favorite Cost of Freedom, went gate-to-wire in winning the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 1.

Photo: Benoitphoto.com

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