A rail-skimming ride by Brian Hernandez Jr. guided W.S. Farish's Eagle to victory July 15 in the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial, one of four $100,000 stakes races on the Indiana Derby (G2) undercard at Indiana Grand Race Course.
If his score in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) was a fluke and his nose win in the Ohio Derby (G3) was just enough, Irap's five-length win in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) was the best evidence yet that Reddam Racing's Tiznow colt is the real deal.
Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15.
It wasn't long after West Coast's 2 3/4-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby that the word "Travers" came out of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's mouth.
Green Lantern Stables' Frostmourne broke through for his first graded win in the June 3 Penn Mile Stakes (G2T) and put in a repeat performance July 15 in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3T) at Delaware Park.
Brexit Revenge and Special Portion found their way to the winner's circle for Wood Memorial victor I Want Revenge and Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner New Year's Day.
Disco Partner not only answered the question of whether he could handle added distance in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes, he did so in a manner that made the query look foolish.
The champion daughter of Medaglia d'Oro came and conquered July 15 at Delaware Park, where she claimed the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) for Delaware native Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Actress won the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at the Curragh to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War, while What a Catch was Justin Phillip's first black-type winner in the Rockville Centre Stakes at Belmont Park.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Enable tracked the pace in the July 15 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh, blew past the leader turning for home and drew off to win every bit as easily as she had in her last start, the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom.
Harry Angel turned the tables on 3-year-old rival and previously undefeated Caravaggio in the July 15 Darley July Cup at Newmarket, where he won by 1 1/4-lengths over the best of the older horses, Limato, as Caravaggio finished fourth.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate logged his final timed workout for the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) under the watchful eye of Bob Baffert and met his trainer's expectations with a six-furlong run in 1:11 flat.
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