Headlines for Sunday, July 3, 2016

  • Lexie Lou wins Dance Smartly Stakes

    Lexie Lou Fights Back to Win Dance Smartly

    Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou set rapid fractions, was collared by two other mares at the top of the stretch, and fought back for a game victory in the $200,000 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) July 3 at Woodbine.

  • Can the Man wins the 2014 Affirmed Stakes.

    Can the Man Not Shuttling to Australia

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man, whose first North American offspring are foals of 2016, will not shuttle to B. Wayne Hughes satellite facility in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season, the farm announced July 3.

  • Passion for Action (outside) wins Highlander at Woodbine

    Passion for Action Rallies to Take Highlander

    Benjamin Hutzel's homebred colt Passion for Action rallied from off the pace in a six-horse field to win the $173,777 Highlander Stakes (Can-IIT) July 3 at Woodbine for his third stakes win in four starts this year.

  • World Approval wins the United Nations Stakes.

    World Approval Impresses in United Nations

    Live Oak Plantation's World Approval has been knocking on the door at the top level and broke through July 3 for his first grade I win in the $300,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park.

  • Almanza Rides First US Winner at Santa Anita

    Only in the United States for two weeks, the 23-year-old jockey from Arequipa, Peru, which is the same hometown as perennial leading Southern California jockey Rafael Bejarano, won in his first day of racing at Santa Anita Park July 2.

  • Lady Eli won Belmont Oaks in her last start in July 2015

    Lady Eli Works on Inner Turf at Belmont

    Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli, who continues her comeback from laminitis, worked a half-mile on the inner turf course at Belmont Park July 3, about a year since her last race at the New York track.