Articles posted July 4, 2012

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Turbo Compressor stretches out in United Nations

Turbo Compressor, who led throughout in taking last month's 1 3/16-mile Colonial Turf Cup, will attempt to stretch his speed 1 3/8 miles Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations at Monmouth Park. The historical turf fixture, which was introduced in the early 1950s at Atlantic City, has attracted a field of seven.

Get Serious wins Red Bank for a third time

The Grade 3, $101,000 Red Bank returned to the Monmouth Park stakes schedule on Wednesday after a one-year hiatus, and right there to pick up where he left off was the eight-year-old gelding Get Serious, who had won the two previous renewals of the one-mile grass race in 2010 in 2009.

Clear Attempt holds winning hand in Poker

Martin and Pam Wygod's homebred Clear Attempt stalked the early pace set by Yield Bogey in Wednesday's Grade 3, $150,000 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park, ranged up to his rival's outside rounding the turn and took command entering the stretch under jockey Jose Lezcano. The duo maintained a safe margin throughout the lane, holding even-money favorite Compliance Officer by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire while stopping the clock for the firm-turf mile in 1:34.

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