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THS: Suburban Handicap 2012

THS: Suburban Handicap 2012

Tom and Pete handicap the Suburban Handicap and the Princess Rooney Handicap this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Suburban Handicap.

Blueskiesnrainbows scores as lone speed in Swaps

After controlling the early tempo, Blueskiesnrainbows saved enough for the finish in Wednesday's Grade 2, $150,000 Swaps Stakes, registering his first stakes victory with a near one-length decision. The chestnut son of English Channel established moderate early splits of :24, :48 and 1:12 4/5 while on a clear lead with Joe Talamo, and comfortably held fore over the Hollywood Park Cushion Track, completing 1 1/8 miles in 1:50 4/5.

Turbo Compressor stretches out in United Nations

Turbo Compressor, who led throughout in taking last month's 1 3/16-mile Colonial Turf Cup, will attempt to stretch his speed 1 3/8 miles Saturday in the Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations at Monmouth Park. The historical turf fixture, which was introduced in the early 1950s at Atlantic City, has attracted a field of seven.

Get Serious wins Red Bank for a third time

The Grade 3, $101,000 Red Bank returned to the Monmouth Park stakes schedule on Wednesday after a one-year hiatus, and right there to pick up where he left off was the eight-year-old gelding Get Serious, who had won the two previous renewals of the one-mile grass race in 2010 in 2009.

Clear Attempt holds winning hand in Poker

Martin and Pam Wygod's homebred Clear Attempt stalked the early pace set by Yield Bogey in Wednesday's Grade 3, $150,000 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park, ranged up to his rival's outside rounding the turn and took command entering the stretch under jockey Jose Lezcano. The duo maintained a safe margin throughout the lane, holding even-money favorite Compliance Officer by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire while stopping the clock for the firm-turf mile in 1:34.

NYRA reduces field sizes for juvenile maiden races at Saratoga

The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors' Racing Committee announced on Tuesday that the field size of two-year-old maiden races at sprint distances during the upcoming Saratoga Race Course meet will be limited to eight starters. The field size for two-turn juvenile maiden races will be limited to 10 starters.

Gitchee Goomie charges late to take Penny Memorial

Patsy Symons' Gitchee Goomie enjoyed a ground-saving trip to the stretch, switched outside right before the eighth pole and surged late to capture the Grade 3, $250,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap, the Tuesday feature at Parx Racing. Under Alan Garcia, the five-year-old mare returned $8.20, $3.20 and $2.40 as the 3-1 co-second choice, and completed 1 1/16 miles on firm turf in 1:41 1/5.

Record Kentucky Derby and unusual weather among themes for Churchill meet

An eventful and memorable spring meet at Churchill Downs that included an attendance record for the Kentucky Derby; continued strength of "Downs After Dark" night racing that included the first running of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap under the lights; and weather challenges posed by severe storms, hailstones and record heat wound to a close under the historic track's permanent lights on Sunday.

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