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Horse Racing News in Photos; Tonalist, Shared Belief, Beholder, and More

Horse Racing News in Photos; Tonalist, Shared Belief, Beholder, and More: If you entered the fabulous world of horse racing this weekend as a first timer, there is no doubt you’ll be a forever fan! There were races run with dramatic style all across the nation. The “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge races and the Road to the Kentucky Derby sparked quarreling jockeys on the West Coast as fans watched their favorite horse dismount his loyal jockey on the East Coast. Below are our top treasured photos from Santa Anita Park, Belmont Park, and Churchill Downs from the weekend.
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Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist earned another big victory with jockey Joel Rosario on TVG Super Saturday at Belmont Park, overcoming a troubled trip to rally from last in the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup for 3-year-olds and up for trainer Christophe Clement on Saturday, September 27, 2014. (Photos: Coglianese/NYRA, Adam Coglianese, David Alcosser, Adam Mooshian)

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade I $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA. (Photos: Benoit)

Shared Belief and jockey Mike Smith rallied to win the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes by a neck over Fed Biz at Santa Anita on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. (Photo: Benoit)

Main Sequence and Rajiv Maragh won the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for trainer Graham Motion. (Photos: Coglianese/NYRA)

Greeted with a fast surface in a return to one of her favorite tracks, Belle Gallantey led from start to finish to dominate the Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame on TVG Super Saturday with jockey Jose Ortiz at Belmont Park for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. (Photos: Coglianese/NYRA)

Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder and jockey Mike Smith, right, outleg Tiz Midnight (Victor Espinoza), left, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. (Photos: Benoit)

In a virtual repeat of last year’s race, Private Zone and jockey Martin Pedroza lost the lead in the stretch but came back along the inside to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Vosburgh for sprinters 3-years-old and up on TVG Super Saturday at Belmont Park for trainer Alfredo Velazquez on Saturday, September 27, 2014. (Photos: Coglianese/NYRA, David Alcosser, Chelsea Durand)

Overlooked at nearly 10-1, Vyjack earned his first stakes victory with jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in 18 months as he wore down River Rocks in the final yards in the 34th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap, the first of six graded stakes on TVG Super Saturday at Belmont Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014. (Photos: Coglianese/NYRA, David Alcosser, Adam Mooshian)

Tarabilla Farms’ Home Run Kitten and jockey Joseph Talamo, outside, overpower Ambitious Brew (Mike Smith), inside, to win the Grade III. $100,000 Eddie D Stakes, Friday, September 26, 2014 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. (Photos: Benoit)

Cigar Street, owned by Jake Ballis and NBA star Rashard Lewis, was eager to run early but waited until midway around the far turn before taking command and turning back a late charge by 6-5 favorite Departing to impressively win Saturday’s second running of the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 ¾ lengths on Saturday, September 27, 2014. (Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)

Angela Renee and jockey Rafael Bejarano won the Chandelier Stakes on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Santa Anita Park for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner/breeder Siena Farm earning an automatic entry into the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. (Photo: Benoit)

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart went straight to the front of the pack and never looked back, widening his lead in the stretch to win the 39th running of the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by four lengths over Captain Dixie on Saturday, September 27, 2014.(Photo: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)

Emollient and jockey Rosie Napravnik won the Rodeo Drive Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014. (Photo: Benoit)

Legendary LA Kings’ announcer Bob Miller, left, and head coach Darryl Sutter, center, plaid shirt, share the Stanley Cup for a photo with members of the Santa Anita jockey colony in the winner’s circle at the track on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Arcadia, CA. ‘The Cup’ is one of the most revered trophies in all of sports. (Photo: Benoit)

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