Lemon Drop Kid continued preparing for the 1 1/8-mile Whitney Handicap (gr. I) by breezing four furlongs in :50 2/5 seconds Wednesday over a fast track at Belmont Park. Since being equipped with blinkers, the 4-year-old son of Kingmambo is undefeated in two starts, including a victory over Behrens in the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) on July 4...Allen Paulson's Garbu won Wednesday's feature race at Belmont Park, a one-mile turf allowance featuring three horses dropping from graded stakes company. Under Jerry Bailey, the Bill Mott trainee completed the distance in 1:32.75 over firm turf, defeating Rob 'n Gin by 3 1/2 lengths. Middlesex Drive finished third, 8 3/4 lengths farther back. Garbu paid $7.10, $3.50, and $2.30 and led a winning exacta worth $23. (Chart, Equibase)...Katherine Todd Smith was named the winner of the 2000 Dogwood Dominion Award, presented annually to an “unsung hero” in the Thoroughbred industry. Smith will receive a $5,000 cash award and a bronze statue of Dominion at an Aug. 2 luncheon at Saratoga…The Keeneland July sale can be viewed on the Internet or via satellite. The sale features three sessions. The first session begins at 7:30 p.m. (EST), on Monday, July 17, followed by two sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. (EST) and 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 18. Two hundred and eight horses are cataloged for the two-day auction. The internet site is www.keeneland.com. In order to see video, your computer must be equipped with a sound card and speakers. Also, computers must have RealPlayer G2 or Microsoft Media Player. Satellite viewers can watch the sale on GE 2 Transponder 24. In addition, The Blood-Horse will be offering live hip-by-hip results of the auction, with buyer and purchase price, on its website at http://www.bloodhorse.com.

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