E Z Warrior, purchased for $1.2-million earlier this year, provided the fireworks on Independence Day at Hollywood Park as his explosive late run carried him to a 2 3/4-length victory over Great Hunter in the $100,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship.
John C. Oxley's Strong Contender posted an authoritative 7 3/4-length victory in Tuesday's grade II Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park as the lightly-raced 3-year-old son of Maria's Mon won his third race in only his fifth career start.
Haras Santa Maria De Araras's Quite a Bride took command out of the gate and led every jump to capture the $150,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park on Tuesday, before a holiday crowd of 14,884.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 180 yearlings for its Saratoga select yearling sale, which is scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9 in New York.
What are the odds of a son of Mecke winning the $100,000 Mecke Handicap at Calder Race Course? On Tuesday, July 4, they were about 7-to-2 -- those were the off-time odds on Trilogy Stable's 6-year-old horse Magic Mecke in the holiday feature race at Calder Racecourse.
When Out of Gwedda nearly scraped his nose on Belmont Park's fast main track at the start of Tuesday's 114th running of the $101,200 Tremont, the Fourth of July crowd let out a collective gasp. But Out of Gwedda quickly turn anxiety into enthusiasm as he waltzed to the lead under a hand ride and went on to a 2 1/4-length victory.
Debra Ginsburg, who turned her passion for horses into a writing career for California Thoroughbred, died June 30.
Grade II winner E Dubai was represented by his first winner when his son, Barilko, won July 3 at Woodbine for owner/trainer David Dwyer in his first start.
Sky Conqueror was last at the top of the stretch but first under the wire to record a mild upset in Monday's King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.
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