Dakota Phone, last heading into the final turn, took the overland route to a neck victory in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar July 31, snapping a 16-race losing streak.
Chamberlain Bridge scored a gritty half-length victory as the 13-10 favorite in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course July 31.
The son of Roberto keeps chugging along in the breeding shed and is expected to be able to continue his stud career in 2011.
Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. won the Minnesota Oaks on the betting favorite and the Minnesota Derby on a 29-1 outsider July 31 at Canterbury Park.
The sale could turn in another strong performance after soaring in 2009, according to Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Buyers and consignors discuss their expectations for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Well-known equine racing artist Christine Picavet has created an oil painting of Zenyatta at Oaklawn Park that she has donated to racehorse charity Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue.
A Little Warm outlasted 15-1 longshot Miner's Reserve to score his first graded stakes win under John Velazquez in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 31 at Saratoga.
Favored Pleasant Prince closed with a burst to snatch victory from Worldly by a nose at the wire of the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) at Thistledown July 31.
English-bred mare Proviso won her third consecutive grade I race July 31 at Saratoga, as she held off Shared Account and two-time defending titleholder Forever Together in a blanket finish to take the Diana Handicap.
Grade II winner Fire Slam came through with his first winner when his son Givemesixsteps won at Woodbine July 30.
Iowa breeder/owner Maggi Moss will be inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame Aug. 6 in a ceremony at the track.
Grade II winner A. P. Warrior was represented by his initial winner when his daughter A. P. Song scored by six lengths at Philadelphia Park July 30.
The public is invited to learn about racehorse ownership at a free seminar hosted by Thoroughbred Owners of California on Aug. 7 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.
Midday scored a repeat in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) with a rousing victory over Stacelita at Glorious Goodwood July 31.
Racing fans in the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. area will have multiple opportunities to see Funny Cide -- the only New York-bred to have won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) -- from Aug. 3-8.
- By Vic Zast
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