Nezwaah rallied smartly from well back to take the July 2 Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh by 3 1/2 lengths over Rain Goddess.
Santa Anita clockers timed Arrogate's six furlongs in 1:12 3/5, with a gallop out to seven furlongs in 1:26 1/6.
A five-time California-bred stakes winner before her start in the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (G3T), Nick Alexander's Enola Gray had yet to beat open-company stakes competition in three tries, but she cleared that hurdle impressively July 1.
Fletcher B. Clement and Henry B. Johnson Jr.'s Chloe Raven became the first winner for her freshman sire Winslow Homer with a romp at first asking July 1 at Louisiana Downs.
Imperial Hint, unraced since mid-February, made an emphatic return Saturday when he rocketed up the rail coming off the final turn en route to a 4 3/4-length victory in the Smile Sprint Stakes (G3).
The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand.
Making just her fourth career start and first attempt at the stakes level, Unchained Melody was in control at every point of call in the $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) as she turned back six challengers in gate-to-wire fashion.
A crafty ride from Joe Bravo set 10-1 shot Bigger Picture up with dead aim on his first grade 1 victory July 1 in the United Nations Stakes, and the 6-year-old Badge of Silver gelding responded with a dazzling win in course-record time.
The margin may have only been a neck over challenger Ransom the Moon, but the context of Danzing Candy's win in the San Carlos Stakes (G2) may put his performance at or near the top of his résumé.
Curlin's Approval returned to her winning ways in the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes Presented by Hardacre Farm (G2) July 1 at Gulfstream Park, when she drew off from 10 rivals to a 4 1/2-length score.
Always Dreaming, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), put in his first workout since finishing eighth in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) and covered four furlongs in :49.96 over the Belmont Park training track July 1.
The retirement of Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino's Obviously brought the end of an era in Barn 24 on the Santa Anita Park backside.
It was a mild upset for the Irish in the July 1 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) at the Curragh with Capri home first, denying stablemate Wings of Eagles the "Derby double."
Multiple graded stakes winner McCraken recorded a half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Churchill Downs July 1 in preparation for a likely start in the July 30 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park, trainer Ian Wilkes said.
The $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) June 30 at Churchill Downs featured a pair of short-priced favorites and a pair of disparate trips.
After finishing up some turnout time at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, grade 1 winner Masochistic will be transferred to the barn of trainer Bob Baffert, co-owner Will Shamlian said June 30.
Handicappers of all persuasions will find something to sink their teeth into Saturday, as we turn the calendar page to July and officially begin the second half of the 2017 racing season.
Baoma Corporation's Drefong, the reigning Eclipse Award champion male sprinter, has been cranking his form up over the last month and could make his 2017 debut in the six-furlong, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1), trainer Bob Baffert said June 29.
Arrogate has risen from allowance winner to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse with just four brilliant stakes races, shattering track and stakes records and setting a new worldwide lifetime earnings benchmark in the process.
Horse racing contest site DerbyWars.com announced June 30 it had reached partnership agreements with several tracks and racing associations that will allow the site to use those racing signals as part of its handicapping contests.
The New York Racing Association announced June 30 the launch of the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5, exclusively available to NYRA Bets members across the country and to bettors in New York wagering on-track or through a simulcast facility.
Stakes winner Bust Another and Korean-bred Rock Sapphire are among the seven new supplements to the Fasig-Tipton horses of racing age sale.
Green Mask will be tested by Calgary Cat and Noholdingback Bear in six-furlong sprint contest at Woodbine for older horses.
John Murrell's Zhukova, winner of the Man o' War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park in her last outing, heads a field of 11 for the July 2 Pretty Poly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh in Ireland.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park
D P Racing's Prize Exhibit (GB) seeks a return to form via a class drop July 1 in the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (G3T) for fillies and mares going a mile over the Santa Anita Park lawn.
Chris Welker spent the morning sitting under a tree in a paddock watching Ben's Cat settle into his new home on a breezy June 29 at Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky. She considered pinching herself, but didn't want to spoil the tranquility.
As documented by the PaulickReport.com, the trial of trainer Murray Rojas in U.S. District Court is yielding testimony that paints a picture of widespread illegal use of race-day medications at Penn National in 2013.
The parade of Bob Baffert-trained top threats is set to march on this weekend with Danzing Candy installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite to keep the train rolling in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park July 1.
Daughter of City Zip also champion older female and champion female sprinter.
Tower of Texas is set to face eight other milers on the Woodbine turf in the King Edward Stakes (G2T) July 2, a race he won in 2015.
Beach Patrol takes his game 'Down the Shore' to Monmouth Park for the July 2 United Nations Stakes (G1T). The $300,000 holiday weekend fixture drew a field of nine.
The Pennsylvania chapter of the Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) awarded scholarships to three off-track Thoroughbred owners in the Mid-Atlantic region to further promote their riding and training education.
Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.
Wings Of Eagles seeks an English-Irish "Derby Double" July 1 at the Curragh as the Pour Moi colt leads five Aidan O'Brien trainees into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1).
This week is the race recap of the 1968 United Nations Handicap won by Dr. Fager written by Dave Hooper titled "Dr. Fager Proving His Class; Rivals among those convinced after great duel with Advocator."
While it is still too early to get a clear picture of who is going where, one thing is for certain: the Haskell, Jim Dandy, and Travers are going to be extremely competitive and entertaining events, from which a solid 3-year-old leader should emerge.
The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin seeks a return to form in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) July 1 on Gulfstream's Summit of Speed card.
Veteran graded stakes winners Delta Bluesman and Awesome Banner, who each also have a history of success at Gulfstream Park, return to the South Florida track July 1 intent on getting back to their winning ways in the Smile Sprint Stakes (G3).
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
Lights of Medina will look to build off her promising graded stakes debut as part of a field of seven 3-year-old fillies all seeking their first graded score in the $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park July 1.
Jump Start's five shuttle seasons to Argentina have made quite an impact, having produced two champions and most recently his 50th black-type stakes winner.
Both grade 1 winners stood at Spendthrift Farm, which has retained the first right of refusal if the new owner ever sells the stallions. They will be returned to the U.S. at the conclusion of their breeding careers.
A diverse group of 106 horses have been cataloged so far for the Fasig-Tipton selected horses of racing age sale that takes place July 10 in Lexington. The sale at the Newtown Paddocks begins at 5 p.m. (EDT).
Jack Arterburn, a retired Northern California-based trainer who initially competed as a jockey for nearly 30 years, died May 31 at his home in Woodside, Calif.
On June 27 New Jersey found out its sports gambling case will be heard by the Supreme Court, which should provide the final word on a significant legal challenge to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992.
Mott is looking to complete a first-out trifecta of Woodbine's three top races after winning the 1985 Canadian International with Lassigny and the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri in 1997.
Jimmy Bell, Christopher Boehning, and G.D. Hieronymus join the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame board of trustees.
Herringswell Stables announced June 28 that five-time grade 1 winner Better Talk Now was euthanized late June 27 at New Bolton Center due to complications from colic surgery. The dark bay gelded son of Talkin Man was 18.
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