The Week in Photos for 9/30/2013

Unique photos from Super Saturday and international races from the weekend!

Champion sprinter Lord Kanaloa ran down pacesetter Hakusan Moon for a repeat victory in the Sprinters Stakes (Jpn-I), the first top-level race of Japan's fall season, Sept. 29 at Nakayama.

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Photo: Naoji Inada

Lord Kanaloa wins the Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama.

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Photo: Masakazu Takahashi

Laughing, half of a Richard Santulli-owned and Alan Goldberg-trained favored entry, led from start to finish and held off a furious charge from stablemate Tannery to win the Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Chairman Keith Brackpool unveiled several areas of a multi-million dollar renovation project at Santa Anita Park, including the Mezzanine (pictured), Turf Terrace and Club House, to a media gathering on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the historic racetrack in Arcadia, CA. Santa Anita opens it's 24-day Thoroughbred Autumn Meeting on Friday, Sept. 27 which will be highlighted by the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held on Fri., Nov. 1 and Sat., Nov. 2.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Daddy Nose Best winning the Remington Green Stakes at Remington Park. 9/29/2013

Anstu Stables' Wired Bryan made short work of four other foes to take home a hefty paycheck in the $237,457 New York Breeders Futurity for 2-year-olds at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack Sept. 28.

Photo: Tom Cooley Photography

Jockey Rico Walcott gives a fist pump as he wins the Oklahoma Derby with Broadway Empire. 9/29/2013

Photo: Dustin Orona Photography

Beholder left no doubt that she is ready to take on the best distaffers on the continent after easily going gate-to-wire in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) against a salty group of shippers and older fillies and mares. 9/28/2013

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In the paddock before the Jockey Club Gold Cup, trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Mike Smith staring at jockey Johnny Velazquez.

Photo: Courtesy of Steve Andrus

Ron the Greek picked a perfect time to snap out of a lengthy slump when he demolished the field in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) in a 21-1 upset Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.

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Princess of Sylmar, facing older foes for the first time, sprung a mild upset Sept. 28 when the 3-year-old filly collared two-time champion Royal Delta and went on to win the $400,000 Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I).

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

Mucho Macho Man earned his long-anticipated first grade I victory and stamped his return ticket to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with an impressive performance in the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes Sept. 28.

Photo: Benoit Photography

WinStar Farm's General Election captured his second graded stakes with a come-from-behind victory in the $110,400 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs Sept. 28.

Photo: Churchill Downs / Reed Palmer Photography

Bond Holder went from maiden to grade I winner when he closed from well off the pace to capture the $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park.

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Jockey J.D. Acosta reached a milestone of 2,500 career victories when he guided Haywired to victory in the second race at Laurel Park Sept. 28.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club / Jim McCue

Tiz Flirtatious flew on the outside and caught pacesetter Vionnet and Marketing Mix nearing the finish line to win $250,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park.

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Chips All In, back on his favored Santa Anita turf course, staved off the late-charging Boat Trip by a nose to capture the $101,750 Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the opening day of the autumn meet Sept. 27 in Arcadia, Calif.

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Rebounding from a dismal try in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), Indy Point charged to victory in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 29 at Santa Anita Park for red-hot jockey Gary Stevens.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Chriselliam charged past favorite Rizeena with a torrid outside rally from the back of the field and won the Shadwell Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) in a 28-1 upset Sept. 27 at Newmarket.

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Photo: Trevor Jones Photo

In his first start back from injury, Graydar spurted to the early lead and held on to win the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length over Brujo de Olleros Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

There were five 2-year-olds entered in the $196,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park, but it turned out to be a two-horse race as fast-developing In Trouble topped favored Corfu for a comfortable win.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

Priscilla Vaccarezza's Little Mike got back on track after four consecutive losses with a narrow win in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 28.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos / Joe Labozzetta

Miss Behaviour, Pennsylvania-bred filly by Jump Start is now unbeaten in three starts after winning six-furlong Matron Stakes (gr. II) in 1:10.57. Favored Sweet Whiskey was a length back in second.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos / Joe Labozzetta

Marks Mine wins the Harvest Stakes.

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Ponchatrain and jockey Gary Stevens win the Unzip Me Stakes at Santa Anita Park. 9/28/2013

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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Mucho Macho Man and jockey Gary Stevens win the Grade I, $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.

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Princess of Sylmar, facing older foes for the first time, sprung a mild upset Sept. 28 when the 3-year-old filly collared two-time champion Royal Delta and went on to win the $400,000 Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I).

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Photo: Coglianese Photos

Westrock Stables' Secret Compass prevailed over favorite She's a Tiger in the $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28 for trainer Bob Baffert.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Sky Lantern powered from last and overhauled Integral in the inside final furlong for a one-length win in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 28 at Newmarket.

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Photo: Trevor Jones Photo

French filly Vorda struck the front in the closing stages, scooting past the leading Princess Noor to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies Sept. 28 at Newmarket.

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Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Regal Conqueror to victory in the $125,000 dollar Victorian Queen Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. 9/28/2013

Photo: Michael Burns Photography

Private Zone, right, and Justin Phillip, left, racing in the Vosburgh Stakes. 9/28/2013

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Owner/breeder Janis Whitham's Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), prepped for another shot at the race with a wire-to-wire score in the inaugural $191,275 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Sept. 28.

Photo: Churchill Downs / Reed Palmer Photography

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