Three-year-old sprinter Hot Streak looks to be the early favorite in the 17-horse field set for the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) June 17 at Royal Ascot.
Classic winners Kingman and Night of Thunder will renew their hot rivalry June 17 at Royal Ascot in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) for 3-year-olds.
- By Steve Haskin
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Lexie Lou outran stablemate Wild Catomine to score an impressive victory in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser at Woodbine June 15, as 1-2 favorite Paladin Bay finished off the board in the 1 1/8-mile test.
Brereton Jones' homebred Albano swiftly moved to challenge the front-runners around the turn and romped away to an open-lengths victory Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 15 at Monmouth Park.
Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.
Champion Will Take Charge emerged from his runner-up finish in the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in good shape and could be aimed for a top race at Saratoga this summer.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2014 June sale of 2-year-old and horses of racing age begins a four-day run June 17.
Al Shaqab Racing's group I winner Toronado heads a field of 10 entered for the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 15, opening day at Royal Ascot.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik is expected to be away for four to six weeks while she recovers from a shoulder injury suffered in a training accident at Churchill Downs June 15.
Unbeaten Avenir Certain added a second classic win to her record when she captured the Prix de Diane Longines (Fr-I, French Oaks) June 15 at Chantilly.
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