Come By Chance Stable's Too Late Now faces five challengers in her march toward a Canadian Triple Tiara sweep when the $250,000 Labatt Bison City Stakes, the second jewel of the three-race series, goes to post at Fort Erie on the Canada Day Holiday Tuesday.
Shoestring Stable's Dressed For Action, who had managed only two second-place finishes in her four career stakes starts, put it all together Sunday afternoon at Woodbine, gamely capturing the $166,500 Ontario Damsel Stakes.
Just Wonder, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, cut loose a furious rally while wide on the final turn and went on to win the $184,550 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.
Richard L. Duchossois' homebred Apt to Be took the lead turning for home and drew off for an easy seven-length score in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Sunday (gr. III) at Arlington Park.
A sold-out crowd of more than 10,000, including Uruguay President Jorge Batlle, welcomed back horse racing to Maroñas National Racetrack in Montevideo.
Trainer Laura Posada saddled three winners from four starters at Calder Race Course on Sunday.
Mineshaft turned in brilliant six-furlong workout for trainer Neil Howard Sunday at Churchill Downs.
Storm Flag Flying, the 2002 juvenile filly champion, will be out of action for approximately 60 days after a small fracture was discovered in her right hind leg at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Trainer Julio Canani ended the suspense Sunday by announcing that Special Ring would remain at Hollywood Park to run in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) Friday rather than ship to Kentucky for the $250,000 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Trainer Doug O'Neill worked Avanzado and Geronimo Sunday for the $300,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at seven furlongs on Saturday.
French imports Liska and Welcome Millenium worked on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday in preparation for the second running of the $750,000 American Oaks at 1 1/4 miles on grass Saturday.
Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, sidelined since March with a back injury suffered in a spill at Santa Anita, galloped horses Sunday at Hollywood Park and hopes to return before the end of the meet in July.
Arlington Park announced it is examining the late action on the winner of the second race on June 28.
Sunday's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) proved to be a carbon copy of last year's running as the Eric Libaud-trained Ange Gabriel defeated late-running Polish Summer.
Michael Tabor's juvenile Antonius Pius tallied a half-length victory in Sunday's Anheuser Busch Railway Stakes (Ire-II) under a hand ride from Mick Kinane at The Curragh.
American-bred High Praise, a disappointing 12th in the Vodafone Oaks, returned Sunday with a resilient victory for jockey Richard Hills in the 1 1/2-mile Prix de Malleret (Fr-II) for 3-year-old fillies at Saint-Cloud.
Overcoming a slow break, Ipi Tombe showed her South African championship form in her American debut to register a no-sweat half-length victory in Saturday's $164,400 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. It was her eighth consecutive triumph.
Spoken Fur, making her first start for owner Amerman Racing Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel, stepped into stakes company for the first time Saturday and registered a smashing victory in the prestigious $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.
Green Hills Farm's multiple graded stakes-winning mare Voodoo Dancer snapped a three-race losing streak and reached the winner's circle for the first time in 2003 with a late-running victory in the $200,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.
After one wild ride, jockey Horatio Karamanos and his mount, Tam's Terms, came on to win Saturday's $50,000 Da Hoss Stakes at Colonial Downs after appearing to be hopelessly beaten.
Alamshar, the lesser regarded of the Aga Khan's two entries, passed favorite Dalakhani in the final 200 yards to win the Irish Derby on Sunday.
Canadian classic winner Stephanotis was represented by his first winner when his daughter Silent Bet won June 28
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