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Seven races, $600,000 in purses, an electric crowd, European invaders and plenty of action filled the annual Far Hills Races Saturday in New Jersey. The Grade 1 Grand National, worth $300,000, turned into a coming out party for recent import Dawalan for owner Irv Naylor, trainer Cyril Murphy and jockey Ross Geraghty. Bred by the Aga Khan's Stud in France, the gray gelding is a half-brother to flat stars Daylami (who won the Breeders' Cup Turf among others) and Dalakhani (an Arc winner) and springboarded out of a second in the Lonesome Glory to post his first American win. Photographer Tod Marks captured the scene in the big one. Click on the image below to launch slideshow.