Tin Cup Chalice (right) became the first horse to sweep the OTB Big Apple Triple Aug. 20 at Saratoga when he held off an upset bid by That'srightofficer to win the $150,000, nine-furlong Albany Stakes for 3-year-old New York-breds.
Ginger Punch (left) won for the fourth consecutive time and recorded her sixth career grade I victory. She stayed a perfect 3-for-3 on the Saratoga dirt, as she entered off a 1 1/4-length triumph in the Go for Wand (gr. I), a race she also won in 2007.
Intangaroo notched her third grade I score of the season, as she came from off the pace under Alonso Quinonez and stormed past rivals in the stretch to take the $250,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) by 2 3/4 lengths Aug. 24 at Saratoga.
Shadwell Stable’s homebred Shakis roared from the back of the pack and nailed War Monger in the final strides to take the $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) for the second consecutive year on the Saratoga grass Aug. 23.
Odds-on choice Indyanne missed the break, enabling upsetter Porte Bonheur to run her down in the stretch en route to winning the $110,100 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) by a half-length at Saratoga Aug. 23.
A day after winning the $1-million Travers Stakes Presented by Shadwell Farm (gr. I) with Colonel John in New York, jockey Garrett Gomez switched coasts to guide favored Go Between (outside) to a head victory over Well Armed in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar.
Favored Whatsthescript got the fast pace he was looking for and unleashed an eye-catching move down the center of the stretch to capture the $328,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) by three-quarters of a length on the grass Aug. 24.
Dearest Trickski (right), claimed for $32,000 a little more than a year ago, continued her amazing run toward the top of the filly and mare sprint division, as she broke to an early lead under Mike Smith and held off Tiz Elemental by a nose to win the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) in scintillating fashion Aug. 24 at Del Mar.
Heavy favorite Spring House (right), given a push-button ride by Corey Nakatani, set a turf course record for 11 furlongs in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23, earning a slot in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) in the process.