Astra ran down Starine in the final strides to win the $500,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap by a head Monday, two years after the 6-year-old mare won the same race.Both Azeri and Astra win major holiday races for trainer Laura De Seroux and the Allen Paulson Living Trust.
In his debut as a handicap horse, Congaree ended a 10-month break from competition with a victory in the Lone Star Park Handicap.
Posse, the 4-5 favorite with Donnie Meche up, took the lead on the far turn and drew away for the easy 3 ½-length victory over Del Diablo in Monday's $160,000 grade III Kentucky Breeders' Cup for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Swept Overboard overcomes obstacles to win Met Mile as Sunday Break wins Peter Pan and pepares to challenge War Emblem.
Juddmonte Farms homebred Shibboleth jumped out to an early lead from the far outside post position under Jerry Bailey and never looked back en route to a two-length victory in Monday's Jaipur Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park.
Bea Oxenberg's Best of the Rest notched his third consecutive stakes victory in Monday's $100,000 Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Racecourse.
Perfect Drift, third in the Kentucky Derby, worked six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 at the Trackside training center near Churchill Downs Monday. Trainer Murray Johnson caught the son of Dynaformer galloping out the seven furlongs in 1:26 2/5.
California racing officials have shelved plans to seek an increase in the percentage of money taken out of their betting pools to help defray increasing worker' compensation costs.
The proposed transfer of Los Angeles County Fair racing dates from Fairplex to Santa Anita Park has drawn immediate opposition from another tenant of Santa Anita, the Oak Tree Racing Association, as well as others.
Japanese stallion Sunday Silence is suffering from phlegmone (an infection caused by bacteria) in his right front leg and is undergoing treatment, according to a Japanese source.
Grade II winner Tychonic was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Tychonic Lady, won May 26 at Stampede Park by 4 1/4 lengths as a homebred for Walsh W Bar Ranch.
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