Unraced since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Godolphin Stables' Alpha proved his mettle off the layup July 28 when he took the $600,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II) wire-to-wire at Saratoga.
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred Winter Memories accelerated coming off the second turn and continued on for an impressive victory in the $600,000 Diana Handicap (gr. IT).
Grade I winner Rail Trip posted his first victory in more than two years when he outlasted a determined John Scott by a half-length in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 28 at Del Mar.
Charging on the outside of the Penn National Race Course, 34-1 shot Kyma registered his first stakes victory in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on the turf July 28.
The European Breeders' Fund has added flexibility to its nominations program in the aftermath of losing a cross-registration arrangement with Breeders' Cup in 2010.
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John Oxley's Spirited Miss rallied from off the pace to take the Duchess Stakes at Woodbine July 28, earning her first stakes score.
Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year who was retired earlier this year after sustaining an injured ligament, will be sold at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 5.
Hammers Terror won the inaugural running of the $161,250 Mystic Lake Derby at Canterbury Park July 28 in front-running fashion, surviving a lengthy inquiry into the final stages of the one-mile turf event.
Trainer Charles Lopresti loaded Morton Fink's multiple grade II stakes winner Successful Dan onto a van the morning of July 28, bound for Lexington and an appointment with Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.
- By Vic Zast
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