Jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. guided the maiden Hiatus off the rail in the stretch to win the seventh race at Hollywood Park July 6, earning his 1,000th career victory.
Two-time grade I winner Saratoga Passage, the all-time leading Washington-bred money earner, has died from colic, co-owner Helen Beck said.
Making her first start around two turns was no problem at all for Irish-bred Genuine Devotion, as she broke from the rail and led every step of the way to take the $171,750 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a half-length July 6 at Churchill Downs.
Behindatthebar, winner of the Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland in his last start April 19, will be shipped west for the $350,000-added Swaps Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park July 12, trainer Todd Pletcher said.
Odds-on choice Mint Lane controlled the pace and was never threatened while posting a 2 3/4-length victory in the $198,500 Dwyer Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II), tallying his first graded win for trainer James Jerkens July 6 at Belmont Park.
A driving rainstorm at Hamburg did nothing to deter Kamsin, who drew away to win the BMW Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) by three lengths July 6.
Grade II-placed Werblin came through with his first winner when his daughter Whisper by Me won July 4 at Philadelphia Park in her initial start.
A preliminary total handle of $24,473,930 from the American Oaks/CashCall Mile program July 5 is the highest in Hollywood Park's history other than Breeders' Cup and Triple Crown days, the Southern California track reported.
Champion Action This Day's first two winners won at foreign racetracks.
Graded winner Mr. John's first winner, Zoomin Bayou, won July 5 at Evangeline Downs in her initial start.
Stakes winner Gimmeawink's first winner, Wink At Richie, won July 4 at Arlington Park.
Toccet, a grade I winner, came through with his first winner when his daughter Skirting Disaster won July 3 at Louisiana Downs.
Grade II winner During was represented by his first winner when his daughter During Deputy won July 5 at Philadelphia Park in her initial start.
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