The Week in Photos: August 23, 2011

Awesome Gem, Royal Delta, Summer Soiree, and more.

The week began with Immortal Verse upsetting Goldikova in the Prix Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I).

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Photo: John Gilmore

Union Rags sailed through the slop at Saratoga to win the Saratoga Special.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

Grade I winner Rahy's Attorney was retired, after 41 starts, 14 wins, 10 seconds, 4 thirds, and earnings of $2,120,208.

Photo: Michael Burns

The upsets continued in Europe, as Twice Over (left) defeated Midday in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I).

Photo: Trevor Jones

Jockey John Velazquez won the first four races at Saratoga on Friday, including the Proud Spell Stakes with Love and Pride.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

It was Louisiana Cup Day at Louisiana Downs on Saturday. The winners included Get in Da House in the Louisiana Cup Derby.

Photo: Hodges Photography/Lynn Roberts

The Endine Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park went to Eve Giselle, who picked up her first graded win.

Photo: Hoofprints Inc.

The Canadian Derby (Can-III) went to local horse Freedoms Traveller.

Photo: Ryan Haynes

Stars to Shine shone at Woodbine in the Belle Mahone Stakes.

Photo: Michael Burns

Also at Woodbine, Niigon's Touch won the Eternal Search Stakes.

Photo: Michael Burns

Paco Lopez aboard Where's Sterling takes a peek behind, and sees no one gaining in the Philip H. Iselin (gr. III).

Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO

Trainer Nick Canani is all smiles after Where's Sterling's win in the Iselin.

Royal Delta left the others behind on route to victory in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

Summer Soiree and Gabriel Saez opend up a big lead, and held on to win the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT).

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Photo: benoitphoto.com

Luis Contreras celebrated his personal Canadian Triple Crown with a meet and greet with his fans at Woodbine on Sunday.

Photo: Michael Burns

Announce won the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) at Deauville, as Juddmonte runners went 1-2.

Photo: John Gilmore

Frankie Dettorie rode 2-year-old Dabirsim, a son of Hat Trick, to victory in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I).

Photo: John Gilmore

Kara's Orientation played catch me if you can in the Sky Classic at Woodbine, no one could.

Photo: Michael Burns

Hungry Island upset heavy favorite Winter Memories in the Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) with a burst of speed from the back of the pack.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

Tanda cruised home to win the Rancho Bernardo (gr. III) at Del Mar.

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Photo: benoitphoto.com

It was the old veteran Awesome Gem in the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs, with last year's winner Noosa Beach settling for second.

Photo: Emerald Downs

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, and his offensive line, enjoyed a day of racing at Del Mar, including a visit and photo with Del Mar jockeys, from left, Denis Rojas, Joel Rosario, Tony McNeil, Joe Talamo, Martin Pedroza, Garrett Gomez and Alonso Quinonez.

Photo: benoitphoto.com

Rapid Redux won his 15th straight race at Thistledown.

Photo: JJ Zamaiko

Jockey Tammi Piermarini recorded her 2,000th career win and became the fifth woman in racing history to reach that milestone.

Photo: Chip Bott

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