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  • California Chrome Progressing Toward PA Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome had his first five-furlong workout since returning to training at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 29, covering the distance handily in 1:01 flat with regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard.

  • Jojo Warrior won the 2014 Summertime Oaks.

    Torrey Pines: Jojo Warrior, Fashion Plate Vie

    Jojo Warrior, who woke up when trying two turns for the first time in June, and dual grade I winner Fashion Plate head a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Torrey Pine Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 31 at Del Mar.

  • Enterprising won the 2014 La Jolla Handicap.

    Enterprising Chases Sweep in Del Mar Derby

    Enterprising will attempt to become the fourth horse in Del Mar history to sweep the 3-year-old grass series for males when he tackles seven opponents in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Aug. 31.

  • Sunset Glow won the Sorrento by 3 1/4 lengths on Aug. 6.

    Sunset Glow Has Experience Edge in Debutante

    Sunset Glow handled her rivals in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) with consummate ease last time, and she is a standout among the field of untried 2-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • Mister Marti Gras won the 2011 Washington Park Handicap.

    Fourth Washington Park for Mister Marti Gras

    Mister Marti Gras, winner of the 2011 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), makes his fourth consecutive start in the $150,000 race Aug. 30 on the Polytrack at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Shared Belief wins the Pacific Classic.

    Shared Belief Streaks to Pacific Classic Win

    Champion Shared Belief kept his stellar record spotless with another smashing victory Aug. 24 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), sweeping past pacesetter Game On Dude and drawing away at Del Mar.

  • Winning Cause wins the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Winning Cause Ends String in Cliff Hanger

    Winning Cause, getting an ideal stalking trip from jockey Eddie Castro, staved off odds-on choice Big Blue Kitten to win the Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 24 on turf at Monmouth Park, halting a 10-race losing skid.

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    Close Hatches Dominates Personal Ensign

    Close Hatches took command on the opening turn and never looked back in the $500,0000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), romping over a muddy track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 22 for her third grade I triumph in a row.

  • Obviously

    Obviously Targets Del Mar Mile Three-Peat

    Winner of the past two editions of the Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT), the speedster Obviously goes for a three-peat on the turf as part of the TVG Pacific Classic undercard Aug. 24 at the seaside track.

  • Fire With Fire (right) and Quick Casablanca meet again in the Del Mar Handicap.

    Heated Rivalry Rekindled in Del Mar Handicap

    After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf.

  • Better Lucky won Saratoga's seven-furlong Shine Again Stakes July 21.
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    Better Lucky Sticks With Dirt for Ballerina

    Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23.

  • Main Sequence wins the Sword Dancer Invitational.
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    Main Sequence Stays Sharp in Sword Dancer

    Favored Main Sequence, slow out of the gate to trail the field, charged home on the outside to nip Imagining at the wire in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the lawn at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Ami's Holiday wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Finds Path in Breeders' Stakes

    Ami's Holiday's class showed through as he rallied from between rivals in deep stretch to capture the $460,220 Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, in his turf debut Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Code West Guts Out Remington's Governor's Cup

    Code West, responding to strong handling from jockey Cliff Berry in the stretch, got up in time to win the $176,050 Governor's Cup Stakes the night of Aug. 16 at Remington Park for his first victory since June 2013.

  • Personal Diary flies home to take the Del Mar Oaks.

    Personal Diary Pens Del Mar Oaks Surprise

    Lightly regarded Personal Diary took advantage of a hot pace with a sharp last-to-first move under Corey Nakatani to post a 9-1 surprise in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on the turf Aug. 23.

  • Euro Charline comes home strong to take the Beverly D. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BJWhx3g">Order This Photo</a>

    Euro Charline Charges to Beverly D. Triumph

    Euro Charline, a stakes winner at Ascot three weeks ago, soared through the stretch under a well-timed ride by Ryan Moore to upset the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) in her U.S. debut Aug. 16 on turf at Arlington

  • Online Poker Bills Shelved in California

    Another California legislative session will draw to close at the end of August without action on an Internet poker bill, but in this instance, it is a victory for the state's racing industry.

  • Reneesgotzip won the 2013 Rancho Bernardo.

    Reneesgotzip Makes Return in Rancho Bernardo

    Reneesgotzip returns to Del Mar Aug. 17 to defend her title in the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Stakes (gr. III), but the speedster faces a salty cast in her first start since the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Sprint.

  • Ami's Holiday won the 2013 Grey Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Makes Turf Debut in Breeders'

    After his in-the-money efforts in both earlier jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds, Ami's Holiday is set to make his turf debut in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Istanford won the San Clemente by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Nine Set to Test Istanford in Del Mar Oaks

    Istanford, a game front-running winner of the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) when shipped to Del Mar one month ago from Arlington International Racecourse, heads the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 16.

  • Kirk Breed

    Cal Expo Racetrack Named for Kirk Breed

    The racetrack at California Exposition and State Fair has been renamed for the late Kirk Breed, who served as executive director of the state horse racing board and was formerly general manager of the state fair.

  • I Spent It wins the Saratoga Special Stakes.
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    I Spent It Squeezes Out Saratoga Special

    Javier Castellano, waiting for room aboard I Spent It in the stretch, squeezed through on the rail at the furlong mark and cleared off to win the Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) in smashing style Aug. 10 at Saratoga.

  • Moulin de Mougin wins the John C Mabee Stakes.

    Moulin de Mougin Makes Right Move in Mabee

    Moulin de Mougin secured the biggest win of her career and gave jockey Mike Smith a reason to celebrate his 49th birthday in the $250,000 John Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Lexie Lou wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Lexie Lou Adapts to Turf in Wonder Where Win

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou made a smooth transition to the turf Aug. 10 at Woodbine with an impressive three-length victory as the odds-on choice in the $227,825 Wonder Where Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Enterprising flies late to take the La Jolla at Del Mar.

    Enterprising Weaves Through La Jolla Traffic

    Rallying from last on the backstretch, favored Enterprising found room between horses in the drive and powered his way to victory in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) as racing returned to the turf at Del Mar.

  • Real Solution (left) won last year's Arlington Million via disqualification.

    Seven are Pre-Entered in Arlington Million

    A short list of seven horses has been pre-entered for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 16, headed by defending Million champion Real Solution and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) victor Magician.

  • Miss Serendipity won the 2014 Gamely Stakes.

    Miss Serendipity Has Tough Company in Mabee

    Argentinian mare Miss Serendipity, who put it all together to eke out a grade I win in the Gamely Stakes in her fifth United States start, returns in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 10 on the Del Mar turf.

  • Sunset Glow cruises to victory in the Sorrento Stakes.

    Sunset Glow Leaves Sorrento Rivals Behind

    Following up on a runner-up effort at Royal Ascot in June, well-traveled Sunset Glow dominated the field in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 6, leading all the way for a 3 1/4-length victory.

  • Enterprising (outside) and Argyle Cut finished a neck apart in the Oceanside.

    La Jolla On Tap as Del Mar Returns to Turf

    Enterprising and Argyle Cut, separated by a neck when first and second, respectively, in the opening day Oceanside Stakes, battle again as turf racing returns to Del Mar Aug. 9 in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Skyway wins the Best Pal Stakes.

    Skyway Gets Casse Started With Best Pal Win

    Favored Skyway, a recent shipper from Churchill Downs, gave trainer Mark Casse his first victory at Del Mar Aug. 3 with a confident ride by Stewart Elliott in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds (gr. II).

  • Iotapa finishes strong to win the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Earns Second Grade I Tally in Hirsch

    Even-money choice Iotapa made it consecutive grade I scores with her victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Aug. 2 at Del Mar, but was all out to get the job done with jockey Joe Talamo.

  • Story to Tell won the 2014 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes.

    Best Pal is Next Chapter for Story to Tell

    Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.