A claimer put away a champion and a grade 1 winner July 8 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.
Wrote, winner of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), is the only son of two-time Eclipse Award winner High Chaparral at stud in North America.
In his 46th career start, Ghost Hunter notched his first career graded stakes triumph when he shot through up the inside in the lane to prevail by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Arlington Handicap (G3T)
Claire Novak previews the Fasig-Tipton July sale, which kicks off the yearling sales season, including comments from Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Keystoneforvictory passed two-time victor The Pizza Man late and went on to post a mild upset in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes (G3T) at Arlington International Racecourse July 8.
Keen Ice, racing for the first time since his seventh-place finish in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), overpowered 1-2 favorite Shaman Ghost by three lengths.
West Coast shipper It Tiz Well found her way back to the winner's circle July 8 when she held on to take the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) as the odds-on favorite.
Amerman Racing's Oscar Performance took command of the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) entering the first turn after a handful broke well, and the initiative paid off.
The 32nd annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's national awards dinner will be held Sept. 9 at Calumet Farm near Lexington.
Merry Fox Stables homebred Guilty Twelve put in a sustained stretch drive to nip favored Zipessa in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (G3T).
In just her second start in the United States, Dona Bruja (ARG) has already proved that she's a force to be reckoned with on the grass as she easily swept by five rivals to take the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (G3T) July 8.
The New York-bred took jockey Joel Rosario on a spin around Big Sandy and cruised to an easy $350,000 payday in the Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes (G2).
Under heady handling from jockey Javier Castellano, New Money Honey took command in midstetch and held off stablemates Sistercharlie and Uni to lead a sweep of the top three positions for trainer Chad Brown.
Practical Joke, the 3-5 favorite in a five-horse cast, got off the rail and got the lead late to win Belmont Park's Dwyer Stakes (G3) July 8. The son of Into Mischief got the one-turn mile in 1:35.16.
Lothenbach Stables’ Sonic Boom, unbothered by early pace pressure, opened a clear lead on the backstretch and held firm for a dominant 1 3/4-lengths win in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 American Derby at Arlington International Racecourse.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate stepped up his workout regimen July 8 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for his next start in the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2).
The Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale will be the first for Elite Sales since it was formed by Bradley Weisbord and Liz Crow.
Jockey Iram Vargas Diego won his 1,000th race in North America July 7, when he guided Mr Lexis to victory in the ninth and final race of the night at Lone Star Park.
Ulysses (IRE) charged to the lead in the final furlong in the July 8 Coral-Eclipse (G1) at Sandown, then was all out to hold off the best-performing of the 3-year-olds, Barney Roy (GB), winning by a nose.
Ben's Cat is currently recovering in the McGee Medicine Center under the care of Dr. Rana Bozorgmanesh.
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