Photos of the Week 3.11.13

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Discreet Dancer and Verrazano work in tandem at Palm Meadows in early March Discreet Dancer and Verrazano work in tandem at Palm Meadows in early March

Three-year-olds were once again in the spotlight over the weekend with two major Kentucky Derby preps held – the San Felipe at Santa Anita and the Tampa Bay Derby in Florida.

Verrazano proved no match for his rivals as he cruised to a sharp victory in the Tampa Bay Derby, while Hear the Ghost surprised favorites Flashback and Goldencents in the San Felipe.

The highly-anticipated 2013 debut of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned was over almost before it began, as the horse stumbled out of the gate and lost his rider in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

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  • Ida Lee

    As usual, great photos! My favorite is the photo with those gorgeous boys, Discreet Dancer and Verrazano together  And Fort Larned, what a pro…he just kept going and going and going like “who needs a rider, I know what I have to do”. What a Champ!

    • Meyer1127

      Perhaps that would be a good way to race them.Just turn them loose and let them do their thing.No jockey error that way.

  • Beachy

    Oh that poor baby Fort Larned, still so game and doing his job, but one can tell he’s upset and lathered.  THANK GOD he wasn’t hurt badly. 

    Also, it’s always so nice to see the way Mike Smith loves horses.  :-)  

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