Sweeping Paddy tracked the early leaders before he launched a four-wide move in the stretch to take over and quickly drew away for a 3 1/2-length win over 5-2 favorite Proctor's Ledge in the $100,000 Regret Stakes (G3T) June 17 at Churchill Downs.
Baoma Corporation's Faypien continued her trip up the class ladder June 17 with a victory in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita Park, but she needed every ounce of effort in the final strides.
In his first start since finishing second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (G1), Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner drew off in the stretch for an easy victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17 at Churchill Downs.
Running for the first time since a third behind Beholder and Songbird in the Nov. 4 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), the 5-year-old took down her rivals with a strong late rally in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2).
Unleashing a sustained rally entering the far turn, Kasaqui (ARG) carried that momentum to the finish to post a 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2T) June 17 on the turf at Churchill Downs.
The McCraken that inspires confidence from trainer Ian Wilkes is the one that showed up in the June 17 Matt Winn Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, unleashing his typical kick after ranging up on the final turn en route to a 2 1/4-length triumph.
The one-sided rivalry between Sircat Sally and Beau Recall saw a similar result June 17 in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.
Freshman sire Freedom Child was represented by his first winner June 17, when Maryland-bred Limited View soared clear of her competition in a five-furlong maiden special weight at Laurel Park.
Stretching out in distance and traveling around two turns finally resulted in a graded stakes win for Cheyenne Stables' Classy Class in the $100,000 Salvator Mile Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park June 17.
Freshman sire Brethren picked up his first winner June 16 at Evangeline Downs, where his daughter Feisty Embrace captured a five-furlong maiden special weight in the day's first race.
Jockey Paco Lopez was sent to the hospital and taken off all his mounts at Monmouth Park June 17, after he was kicked by a horse in the paddock prior to the running of the first race.
Unexpected heavy rains forced the New York Racing Association to cancel the final six races at Belmont Park June 17 to ensure the safety of all participants.
- By Steve Haskin
The fairy tale journey of Mucho Macho Man and trainer Kathy Ritvo that began on Father's Day 2008.
As Suffolk Downs readies to open for its six days of racing this year, track officials were hard hit with the news that horses stabled at Monmouth Park will not be allowed to return to the stable area there if they are shipped to compete in Boston.
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