In the Mule Heavyweight Championship, Black Ruby again proved she's queen of her breed.
French-bred filly Little Treasure remained perfect in two North American starts, racing on or near the lead throughout Saturday's $150,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) en route to a 1 1/2-length tally in the 1 1/8-mile turf race at Arlington Park.
R.C. Colton Jr & Mast Thoroughbred LLC's Miss Lodi and her apprentice jockey Ryan Fogelsonger both won their first graded stakes Saturday in $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Pimlico.
Early Wisdom's 33-1 shocker left trainer Barb Pirie breathless.
Three-year-old Gemma's Star, enjoying a comparatively light schedule after racing a remarkable 22 times as a 2-year-old, won her third straight at Calder Saturday in the $50,000 Neddles Stakes,
Pure Prize lands the Classic amid shallow handicap competition; Vindication moves forward on Kentucky Cup program.
Mandy's Gold stretches out to win the Ruffian; favorites rule in top juvenile races.
Overbrook Farm's Day Trader was an easy winner of Saturday's $150,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park, breaking alertly and drawing away from the field before tallying by three lengths.
Boston Common bobbled coming out of the gate but quickly recovered to take control and score a five-length victory in the 133rd running of the one-mile Jerome Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park Saturday.
Claiborne Farm's Trip became the first back-to-back winner of the $200,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares, winning by about five lengths as the favorite Saturday at 1 1/16 mile at Turfway Park.
Startac scraped the hedge down the stretch to nab favored Volponi in the closing yards of Saturday's Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8-mile on the turf.
Making her first stakes appearance, The Thoroughbred Corporation's Atlantic Ocean posted an easy 3-length win in the $100,000 Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies at Turfway Park Saturday.
Carson Hollow stamped herself as one of the nation's top female sprinters Saturday at Belmont Park as she posted an impressive 2 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Floral Park Handicap (gr. III).
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