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  • Greeley Awesome, left, finished 2nd in the 1st division of the Oceanside Stakes.

    Several Getting Second Chance in La Jolla

    Greeley Awesome, who came within a neck of giving owner Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler a sweep of the two Oceanside Stakes divisions on opening day at Del Mar, makes his return in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap Aug.10.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    CHRB Gets Nod for Exchange Wagering Rules

    Exchange wagering rules in California have been approved by the state's Office of Administrative Law, though implementation of any agreement to conduct the non-traditional form of pari-mutuel wagering is quite a ways off.

  • Smartyfly wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Smartyfly Wires Wonder Where; Nipissing Hurt

    Front-running Smartyfly put away favored Spring in the Air past mid-stretch to win the $240,652 Wonder Where Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 4 in the final leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

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    Holiday Mischief Takes Super Derby Prelude

    Holiday Mischief, tracking odds-on favorite Sunbean all the way, collared the leader in the final strides for a head victory in a 16-1 upset in the $100,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes Aug. 3 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • She's a Tiger won the Landaluce Stakes on July 13.

    Seven Set for Sorrento; Gomez Has 3 Mounts

    Landaluce Stakes winner She's a Tiger faces six precocious juvenile fillies in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) and jockey Garrett Gomez is expected to make his return Aug. 7 at Del Mar.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Gomez Gets Conditional OK to Resume Riding

    Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez has been cleared to ride again as soon as Aug. 7 after meeting with stewards at Del Mar, provided he tests at acceptable levels for drugs he has been taking.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Aboard Easy Solution in Best Pal

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Nipissing makes her turf debut in the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Nipissing Attempts to Rebound in Wonder Where

    Nipissing and Spring in the Air, two fillies that failed to make much impact facing males in the Queen's Plate one month ago, are back with their own sex in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes Aug. 4 at Woodbine.

  • Out of Options, Gaines to Begin Serving Ban

    Trainer Carla Gaines is to begin a 30-day suspension Aug. 1 in connection with two testosterone positives after an attempt to get a court injunction stopping the penalty was denied by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

  • Verrazano wins the Haskell Invitational.
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    Verrazano Dazzles With Easy Haskell Victory

    Verrazano led the 3-year-old ranks this spring, and after his thorough demolishing of a good field in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational July 28 at Monmouth Park, it looks like he's back on top.

  • Points Offthebench wins the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Points Offthebench Shows His Game in Crosby

    Points Offthebench made his first venture into stakes company a successful one, winning the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) over Goldencents in a terrific fight to the wire July 28 at Del Mar.

  • Laughing holds off the closers to take the Diana.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2660635912&k=4GbFxxg">Order This Photo</a>

    Laughing Goes All the Way in Diana Thriller

    A determined Laughing (IRE) refused to relinquish the lead in the $588,000 Diana Stakes July 27 over the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course, leading the all the way for her first grade I victory in a terrific finish.

  • Goldencents faces older horses in the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Goldencents Facing Older Sprinters in Crosby

    His foray into the 2013 Triple Crown season behind him, Goldencents gets back to work in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), a six-furlong sprint at Del Mar in which he will face older horses for the first time.

  • Joyful Victory will face five other older fillies and mares in the Molly Pitcher.

    Joyful Victory Back to Two Turns in 'Pitcher

    After Joyful Victory threw in a clunker in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) in her most recent start, trainer Larry Jones says he's learned his lesson as he brings her to Monmouth Park for the Molly Pitcher Stakes July 28.

  • Gaines Handed 30-Day Ban in Testosterone Case

    Trainer Carla Gaines has until Aug. 1 to appeal a 30-day suspension and $2,500 fine adopted by the California Horse Racing Board as a result of two of her 2012 starters testing in excess of accepted levels of testosterone.

  • Wishing Gate rolls to victory in the San Clemente

    Wishing Gate Swings Clear in San Clemente

    Wishing Gate, who broke her maiden at Del Mar last September, returned to the seaside track July 21 for her first stakes win, a smart 1 3/4-length score for Gary Stevens in the $151,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Wired Bryan skips home to win the Sanford Stakes.
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    NY-Bred Wired Bryan Buzzes to Sanford Upset

    New York-bred Wired Bryan upset the $300,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at odds of 7-1 July 21 at Saratoga Race Course, running away from his rivals through the stretch by 5 1/4 lengths.

  • Jeranimo flies home to win the Eddie Read.

    Jeranimo Jumps in Late to Capture Eddie Read

    Late-running Jeranimo returned to his best form with a perfect setup in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), soaring through the stretch under a confident Rafael Bejarano to win going away on the turf July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Princess of Sylmar leaves the others behind in the Coaching Club American Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2646704876&k=RgghFXd">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Rules in CCA Oaks

    Princess of Sylmar was much the best in the $294,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), adding the July 20 Saratoga fixture to her earlier win in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) this spring for King of Prussia Stable.

  • Brazen Persuasion (right) and Bahnah cannot be separated at the finish of the Schuylerville.
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    Fillies Fight to Draw in Schuylerville

    The $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) ended in a draw after a tremendous battle down the stretch between pacesetter Brazen Persuasion and favored Bahnah on opening day of the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet July 19.

  • Riding the River is the 5-2 morning-line choice in the Nijinksy Stakes.

    Riding the River Seeking Repeat in Nijinsky

    Riding the River, winner of the the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) in a blanket finish one month ago, is the 5-2 morning-line choice to register a repeat victory in the $200,000 Nijinksy Stakes (Can-IIT) July 21 at Woodbine.

  • Unusual Way won the Campanile Stakes on June 1 by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Unusual Way Part of Well-Matched San Clemente

    Consistent filly Unusual Way, a stakes winner in her only try on turf, is part of a well-matched field of 3-year-old fillies set to battle July 21 in the $150,000 San Clemente Stakes (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.

  • CHRB chairman David Israel

    CHRB Delays Action on Southern Cal Race Dates

    Concerned that the racing industry is no closer to resolving issues surrounding the closure of Hollywood Park next year, the California Horse Racing Board July 18 put off approval of racing dates in 2014-15 for a month.

  • Essence Hit Man holds off Dimension to win the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Essence Hit Man Scores Bold Venture Repeat

    Essence Hit Man had to survive a claim of foul after holding off 28-1 shot Dimension in deep stretch by a neck to score a repeat victory in the $162,002 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 17 at Woodbine.

  • Jeranimo takes on 9 in the Eddie Read, including French invader Sofast.

    French Raider Sofast May Shake Up Eddie Read

    French invader Sofast adds a new face to the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, which attracted a familiar group of Southern California-based middle-distance turf runners to the first grade I event of the season July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Marketing Mix

    Marketing Mix Denies Dhaamer in Sunset Finale

    Facing males for the first time, top-notch turf mare Marketing Mix stubbornly denied Dhaamer in his bid for a repeat victory in the closing-day Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Emollient holds off Emotional Kitten to take the American Oaks.

    Emollient Takes to Turf for American Oaks Win

    Making her first start on grass, favored Emollient staved off a determined Emotional Kitten in deep stretch to post a half-length victory in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 13 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Infinite Magic gets through on the inside to win the American Derby.

    Infinite Magic Pulls Out Tight American Derby

    Infinite Magic, overlooked at 12-1 odds, prevailed by head over Admiral Kitten and Stormy Len to register his first graded stakes win in the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIIT) July 13 over the Arlington Park turf.