The Week in Photos: December 9, 2009

This week in Thoroughbred racing.

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The Blood-Horse: 12/12/2009 issue

Photo: Blood-horse

Zee Best Year: After Zenyatta and Zensational comes Zardana (pink cap), who Dec. 5 won the Bayakoa Handicap at Hollywood Park.


It was her first graded stakes win.


Kinsale King courageously held off Delta Storm by a neck in the Vernon O. Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park.


Rule took the Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot (gr. III) in tenacious style at chilly Delta Downs Dec. 4, winning a virtual match race with Uh Oh Bango by a neck on a sloppy track.

Photo: Coady Photography

New York shipper Quiet Temper broke her maiden in style when she crushed the field in the $500,000 Boyd Gaming's Delta Princess Stakes Powered by (gr. III) on a sloppy track at snow-pelted Delta Downs on the night of Dec. 4.

Photo: Coady Photography

Godolphin Racing’s Pyro, winner of the Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, has been retired and will enter stud in 2010 at Darley Japan where his fee will be ¥2 million (about US$22,100).

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Cowboy Cal (inside), a millionaire and grade II winner for Robert and Janice McNair, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010 at Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky.