Buffythecenterfold surprised trainer Mel Stute by going to the front under jockey Matt Garcia en route to a one-length victory in the Landaluce Stakes that was the co-feature on the July 4 holiday card at Hollywood Park.
Ralph E. and Aury Todd's homebred The Tin Man held off a game Devine Wind and withstood an inquiry in Thursday's grade II American Handicap at Hollywood Park.
California invader La Martina, the odds-on 1-2 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies, dug in courageously inside the final sixteenth of mile to win Thursday's $125,000 Walmac Lone Star Oaks.
Richard Englander's Boston Common led from gate to wire for an upset victory in Thursday's $100,000 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.
Flaxman Holdings homebred Good Journey rallied in the center of the course to wear down and defeat Morluc and Even the Score in the grade II Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap at Churchill Downs on July 4.
Jockey Edgar Prado gave Arthur B. Hancock's Owsley a fearless, weaving ride through the lane that was enough to produce a neck victory over favored Volga in the 59th running of the grade II, $250,000 New York Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 1/4 miles on Belmont Park's inner turf.
Grade I stakes winner Cetewayo, who races in the colors of John A. Chandler, will carry highweight of 118 pounds when he heads a field of nine marathoners in Saturday's $200,000-added, 1 1/2- mile Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. III) at Arlington Park.
Michael Tabor's Left Bank posted his 13th victory in 23 starts when he set a Belmont Park seven-furlong track record of 1:20 en route to an impressive 6 1/4-length triumph in the Tom Fool Handicap on the July 4 holiday card.
Lost at Sea rallied from seven lengths back to nip See How She Runs at the wire in Wednesday's $150,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows.
Employing his usual come-from-behind running style, Newcomb Green's Dancing Guy wore down pacesetters Marquette and Wertz to win the $100,000 Americana Handicap at Calder Race Course on July 4.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's 2-year-old filly Adopted Daughter, ridden by Mark Guidry, got up at the finish line just in time in Wednesday's 5-furlong Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows.
One extremely long trail ride has ended in New York City. Les Nichols, who set out from his home in Celeste, Texas, in October, arrived at Ground Zero around 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Independence Day, July 4. Appropriately, he arrived via the Staten Island Ferry on day 254 of his journey.
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