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Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

Twice as Hot as Cambina and Nereid Dead-Heat

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The most thrilling finish to a major stakes in the U.S. during the July 16 weekend came in the American Oaks, when little more than a length separated five of the six-horse field.

Overflow Field Takes Aim at American Oaks

Overflow Field Takes Aim at American Oaks

If this is to be its final renewal, the $700,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park is going out in style after drawing 16 entrants for the 1 1/4-mile turf event. The truly intriguing field of 3-year-old fillies includes three international aspirants and four challengers from the East Coast.

Pletcher Springs Panty Raid on American Oaks

Pletcher Springs Panty Raid on American Oaks

Glencrest Farm's Panty Raid, making her turf debut for trainer Todd Pletcher, got a dream stalking trip under Edgar Prado to win the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) for 3-year-old fillies in a mild surprise on the Hollywood Park turf course Saturday.

Communique Joins American Oaks Field; 9 or 10 Likely

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Communique, a closing fourth in the Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf June 16, has accepted an invitation from Hollywood Park racing secretary Martin Panza to compete in the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on July 7, trainer Rusty Arnold said Friday from Kentucky.

Pletcher Taking Aim at Rich Hollywood Stakes

Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, the national earnings leader with more than $12 million in purses, seeks to pad those figures with an invasion of Hollywood Park for the three richest races of the meet the next two weekends.

NTRA Summer Racing Series Begins June 30

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"NTRA Summer Racing - "Powered by Dodge," seven shows featuring 16 races, will air on the ESPN networks beginning June 30, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced June 13.

TVG to Broadcast From Hollywood Park

TVG announced April 24 that it will broadcast from Hollywood Park's 68th spring/summer meet, which began April 25 at the Inglewood, Calif. track. Throughout the meet, TVG will present a $150,000 Guaranteed Pick Four each weekday and a $300,000 Guaranteed Pick Four on Saturdays and Sundays.

Asahi Rising Follows Cesario's Path to Oaks

Japanese-bred Asahi Rising will try to follow in the footsteps of Cesario Sunday when she faces seven opponents in the $750,000 American Oaks Invitational (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies on the Hollywood Park turf.

Japanese Stars Work for Hollywood Stakes

Japanese invaders Dance in the Mood and Asahi Rising worked five furlongs in tandem on the main track at Hollywood Park Wednesday for their respective female turf stakes this weekend.

Invites Extended for American Oaks, CashCall

Many of the leading female grass horses in the world received invitations from the Hollywood Park racing office Sunday for the inaugural $750,000 CashCall Mile (gr. IIIT) on July 1 and the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) on July 2.

Attima Turns Away Foxysox in Honeymoon

Odds-on choice Attima, given a confident armchair ride on the lead by Victor Espinoza, cruised to a 1 1/4-length win over Foxysox in the $137,150 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

Irish Trio Clears Quarantine for American Oaks

Irish invaders Luas Line, Silk and Scarlet and Sweet Firebird cleared quarantine at Hollywood Park Wednesday after being flown to Southern California on Monday for Sunday's $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).

Irish Trio Clears Quarantine for American Oaks

Irish invaders Luas Line, Silk and Scarlet and Sweet Firebird cleared quarantine at Hollywood Park Wednesday after being flown to Southern California on Monday for Sunday's $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).

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