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Straight Gin Works; U S S Tinosa's Arrival Delayed

Marylou Whitney's Straight Gin put in a five-furlong work at Churchill Downs Saturday and fellow Kentucky Derby hopeful U S S Tinosa's arrival in Louisville has been delayed until Tuesday.

Stevens to Ride Governor Hickel in Swale Stakes

Marylou Whitney Stable's Governor Hickel worked five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Saturday in preparation for the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) on the Florida Derby (gr. I) undercard. Gary Stevens will pilot the Nick Zito trainee in the Swale, as well as the Zito-trained High Star in the Florida Derby.

Mystic Lady Looks to Sting Honey Bee Field

Five-time graded stakes winner Mystic Lady leads a field of six postward in the 1 1/16 mile, $200,000 Honey Bee Handicap at The Meadowlands Friday night. The Thunder Gulch filly annexed the Cotillion (gr. II) in her last start and the Jersey Derby (gr. III) earlier this year at Monmouth. Mystic Lady will carry Eibar Coa and 122 pounds for conditioner Mark Hennig.

Include, Albert the Great Meet in Suburban

Include and Albert the Great got well acquainted in the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I), when Include held on to a neck victory. They renew their rivalry Sunday at Belmont Park in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at 10 furlongs.

Merge Ahead?

By Ray Paulick -- If racing commissions can't decide which national organization should represent them, it seems almost absurd to suggest the industry should move toward uniform medication rules.

Albert the Great Gives Zito Trainees Two Track Records on One Card

Sent off at odds of 1-20, Nick Zito trainee Albert the Great drew off in the final furlong to win Saturday's $200,000 Widener Handicap (gr. III) by 5 3/4 lengths at Hialeah Park, breaking the track record for 1 1/8 miles in the process. Albert the Great took over on the second turn and kicked clear in the stretch, running the final furlong in a quick :11.51. He completed the distance in 1:45.52 on a fast track. Earlier on the card, Zito-trained A P Valentine set a course record for 1 1/16 miles.

A P Valentine Breaks Track Record at Hialeah Park

Ol Memorial Stable and Michael Tabor's A P Valentine closed from eight lengths back after a half-mile run in :45.79 to earn a 3 3/4-length win in an optional claiming race for 3-year-olds and upwards Saturday at Hialeah Park. Ridden by Eibar Coa, the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner completed the 1 1/16 miles in track-record time of 1:40.39.

Albert the Great Upsets Jockey Club Gold Cup

Albert the Great became Nick Zito's first Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner when the 3-year-old drew off through the stretch to win the $1 million race by six lengths Saturday at Belmont Park. Earlier in the day, Zito saddled his third consecutive Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner.

The Goo Earns Belmont Allowance Win

Einar P. Robsham's The Goo led early and took command down the stretch, drawing off to a 6 1/2-length victory in Belmont Park's Friday feature, a $43,000 allowance sprint for 2-year-olds. Evening Attire finished second in the six-horse field, another 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Wrangler.

Classic Winners Upset In Dwyer

Tracy Farmer's Albert the Great jumped out to an early lead and was never challenged as the son of Go for Gin posted a three-length upset over More Than Ready and classic winners Red Bullet and Commendable in the $150,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park.

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