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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM SHAW/GETTY IMAGES Show Me the MonetArden Beverley Westwood, ridden by Cressida Clague-Reading, creates an Impressionistic (albeit upside-down) reflection before hitting the water during the three-day Badminton (England) Horse Trials last week.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TIM DEFRISCO Net Incoming Avalanche defenseman Rob Blake (4) gets the puck past Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov during Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series. Colorado beat San Jose 8-2 to even the series at one.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE HEWITT/GETTY IMAGES Doggie Breadth Spread across the track in the fifth race at the Brighton and Hove track in Sussex, England, are (from left) Fierce Gale, Vintage Power, Rio Picaso and Broadacres Delta. Fierce Gale won, paying 3-1.