The outsider Lang Field produced his first stakes win with an 18-1 upset by a neck over favored Zann in the $400,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf on Nov. 23.
Salaam Dubai, third in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, wins feature at Jebel Ali on Friday.
Group Three winner Rag Top, in foal to Noverre, was a standout at Friday's opening breeding stock session at the Goffs November Sale in Ireland.
Jockey E.J. Perrodin was thrown from his mount prior to the 10th race Nov. 23 at Fair Grounds and was taken to a New Orleans-area hospital for observation.
Odds-on favorite The Leopard got the firm going he wanted, and responded with an overpowering win in the $111,800 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Nov. 24. With the victory, winning trainer Todd Pletcher broke the single-season record for purse earnings he set last year.
The Todd Pletcher-trained A.P. Arrow survived a cavalry charge at the head of the lane and a stretch duel with Fred Bradley's Brass Hat to win the $554,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 23, bumping his career earnings past the $1-million mark.
The Maryland Racing Commission has approved the 2008 Laurel Park winter stakes schedule, which was trimmed by two stakes. The 15-week meet will feature 17 stakes worth a combined $1.75 million.
A head bob determined the winner of the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr.II) at Aqueduct on Nov. 23 when Mini Sermon prevailed by a nose over pacesetter Lady Marlboro in the one-mile race for fillies and mares.
Zayat Stables' Thorn Song continued his excellent record on the turf when he got up in the final strides to take the $200,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 23.
Jockey Rafael Mojica Jr. spent Nov. 22 in a Louisville hospital after he suffered a fractured collarbone in a Thanksgiving Day spill at Churchill Downs.
Live racing returns to Turfway Park on Nov. 25 for a 27-day Holiday meet highlighted by six stakes, including the $55,000 Magic City Classic for Alabama-breds on opening day.
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