Graded stakes winners Capsized, D'wildcat, and Hook and Ladder sired their first winners in mid-June.
Capsized, a Saratoga graded stakes winner, has been moved to Windfall Farms near Paso Robles, Calif.
Graded stakes winner Capsized has been purchased by B n D Chase Thoroughbreds from Gold Spur Stable and Stonerside Stables for stallion duty at Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.
Graded stakes winner Capsized may rates the mild edge when he faces seven rivals in the $150,000 Sea O' Erin Breeders' Cup Mile Sunday on the turf at Arlington Park.
The Fourstardave Handicap and Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap, both taken off the turf course and switched to a sloppy main track at Saratoga on Aug. 24, have been downgraded by the American Graded Stakes Committee.
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There could be one or two more meetings between Travers (gr.I) stars Medaglia d'Oro and Repent in the next two months.
Pyrus edged Proud Man by a neck Saturday in the grade III $112,100 Fort Marcy Handicap at Aqueduct. Pyrus, ridden by Edgar Prado and carrying 113 pounds, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.53 on the yielding turf course.
Sharp Performance will make his belated debut as a four-year-old in Saturday's Fort Marcy (gr. III) at a mile-and-a-sixteenth on the turf.
North East Bound set a moderate pace then bounded away in the stretch to win the $145,500 Canadian Turf Handicap by 4 3/4 lengths on the good main track at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Michael Tabor's Left Bank is the 5-2 favorite in the nine-horse field that will contest Saturday's Cigar Mile (gr. I), the last grade I race of the year in New York.
Val Royal, winner of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship Mile in his last start Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, will run in the $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday, trainer Julio Canani confirmed.
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