Veteran rider Corey Lanerie won with six of his seven mounts May 27 at Churchill Downs to become only the eighth jockey to achieve the feat at the Louisville track.
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Zayat Stables' Paynter posted a bullet work over the Belmont Park training track May 27 as the Bob Baffert-trained colt continued his preparations for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Outsider Something Extra sped to the front and was never headed as he recorded his initial stakes victory in the $149,821 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf May 27.
Favorites ruled in Sunday afternoon's New York-bred stakes at Belmont Park, with Gitchee Goomie scoring a repeat victory in the $125,000 Mount Vernon for fillies and mares and Compliance Officer victorious in his 2012 debut, the $125,000 Kingston.
Godolphin Racing's Alpha breezed five furlongs in 1:01.93 over the Belmont training track May 27, his second published workout since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Belmont Stakes hopeful Paynter drilled five furlongs over the fast Belmont Park training track Sunday morning, covering the distance under exercise rider Simon Harris in :59 1/5, the fastest of 38 recorded works at the distance.
With trainer Doug O'Neill looking on, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another had another routine morning at Belmont Park, jogging four furlongs and galloping seven furlongs over a wet main track under exercise rider Humberto Gomez as he continued preparations for the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9.
Following a seven-furlong work in 1:28 1/5 over a fast track at Calder Sunday morning, trainer Manny Azpurua confirmed that Korina Stable's Ravelo's Boy will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.
One day after Power rebounded in the Group 1 Irish Two Thousand Guineas, another smart two-year-old of 2011, Samitar, regained her top form in Sunday's Group 1 Irish One Thousand Guineas for fillies. Unlike that Aidan O'Brien colt, however, Samitar's success came as a bigger surprise. Dispatched at 12-1 on the heels of two unplaced efforts this season, the daughter of Rock of Gibraltar cruised past 11-8 favorite Homecoming Queen to hand trainer Mick Channon and young jockey Martin Harley their first-ever classic wins.
The Aga Khan's Sagawara confirmed her classic credentials with a hard-fought neck victory over Rjwa to win the Montjeu Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Fr-I) at Longchamp May 27.
Dede McGehee's St. John's River, runner-up to Juanita in the Grade 2 La Troienne on Kentucky Oaks Day, breezed five furlongs at Churchill Downs in 1:01 for trainer Andy Leggio Jr. in preparation for the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Stakes on June 16. The 37th running of the Fleur de Lis, sending distaffers 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs, will be run on the Stephen Foster Handicap Day undercard.
Deep Brillante, a son of 2005 Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact, fended off the late charge of Fenomeno to win the $3.9 million Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I), or Japanese Derby, by a nose May 27 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Dismissed at odds of 12-1, Samitar charged home a convincing 1 1/2-length winner of the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) at the Curragh May 27.
Following a seven-furlong work in 1:28 1/5 over a fast track at Calder Sunday morning, trainer Manny Azpurua confirmed that Korina Stable's Ravelo's Boy will contest the Belmont Stakes.
Golden Lilac withstood the challenge of favorite Cirrus des Aigles to win the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) by a half-length at Longchamp May 27.
So You Think regained his winning form with a decisive victory over Famous Name in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) at the Curragh May 27.
In preparation for a large crowd for I'll Have Another's Triple Crown attempt, the New York Racing Association for the first time is making grandstand general admission tickets available through Ticketmaster.
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing's champion Hansen breezed five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 May 26 as he continues to prepare for the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park June 9.
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