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SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016


Racing Headlines
Stellar Wind prevails over Beholder in Hirsch; Laoban upsets Jim Dandy to break
Stellar Wind just got the best of Beholder in an epic duel at Del Mar in Saturday's Clement L. Hirsch (G1). more...

Seeking the Gold euthanized at 31
Multiple Grade 1 winner and noted sire Seeking the Gold was euthanized at Claiborne Farm this week at the age of 31. more...

Kentucky Derby top three rematch in Haskell
Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner -- the respective top three finishers from this year's Kentucky Derby (G1) -- will all line in the Monmouth Park staring gate on Sunday for the Haskell Invitational (G1). more...

Exaggerator joins Haskell lineup
Preakness (G1) hero Exaggerator is now a definite starter for Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. more...

Gift Box tops field for Curlin
Gift Box, who placed in last year's Remsen (G2) and was an impressive allowance winner in his season debut in May, heads the field for Friday's $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga. more...

Creator, Gun Runner turn in final drills for Jim Dandy, Haskell
Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator and classic-placed Gun Runner turned in their final works at Saratoga Monday for respective starts in Saturday's Jim Dandy (G2) and Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1). more...

Songbird tested but prevails in CCA Oaks; Beholder, Nyquist work
Undefeated champion Songbird came up against a real challenge in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when facing off against Carina Mia, but turned back her rival to score by 5 1/4 lengths. more...

California Chrome guts out San Diego win over Dortmund
Popular Horse of the Year California Chrome returned to action with a bang on Saturday at Del Mar, out-dueling Dortmund to score a half-length victory in the San Diego H. (G2). more...

Stradivari injured during work; Sweet Loretta, Ancient Secret score graded wins
Trainer Todd Pletcher suffered both the highs and lows of racing on Friday at Saratoga, with Stradivari sustaining a career-ending injury while working at the Spa and Sweet Loretta capturing the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) later in the day. more...

Songbird faces four in CCA Oaks
Undefeated champion Songbird has traveled outside of California for just the second time in her career to take part in Sunday's $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) during Saratoga's opening weekend. more...

California Chrome returns in San Diego; Miss Temple City stars in Diana
Popular champion California Chrome returns against six rivals in Saturday's $200,000 San Diego H. (G2) at Del Mar. more...

Saratoga draws for opening-day Lake George, Schuylerville
Ancient Title looks to remain unbeaten in the Lake George (G2) and Saratoga's opening-day program also features the Schuylerville (G3) for two-year-old fillies. more...

Beholder, Songbird and Nyquist all work
It was a busy weekend for workers across the country with champions like Beholder, Songbird and Nyquist all taking to the track. more...

I'm a Chatterbox prevails in Delaware Handicap; California Chrome breezes
I'm a Chatterbox had a rough start to the Saturday's Delaware Handicap (G1) at Delaware Park, but in the end drew off to secure an easy 2 1/4-length victory. more...

California Chrome to race for cancer research; Bolo entered in Eddie Read
California Chrome's connections have partnered with The V Foundation to offer a portion of the chestnut's future earnings toward the fight against cancer. more...

Team Godolphin is solid for Arlington International Festival of Racing
Kellie Reilly took a sneak peak at the horses Godolphin plans on sending to the Arlington International Festival of Racing. more...

I'm a Chatterbox headlines Delaware Handicap, Cherry Wine goes in Indiana Derby
I'm a Chatterbox tops a six-distaffer field entered in Saturday's $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) but faces a tough challenger in the form of Paid Up Subscriber. more...

Nyquist bound for Haskell
Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning champion Nyquist will kick off the second half of his sophomore campaign in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) on July 31 at Monmouth Park. more...

Songbird, Lady Eli work over the weekend
Undefeated champion Songbird continued preparations for Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when breezing Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. more...

Catch a Glimpse, Deauville star at Belmont Park
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse remained unbeaten on turf following her stellar win in the Belmont Oaks Inviational (G1) at Belmont Park on Saturday. more...

Songbird confirmed for CCA Oaks; Catch a Glimpse, The Pizza Man headline weekend
Undefeated champion Songbird has been confirmed to make her next start in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga on July 24. more...

Pure Sensation faces stern test in Parx Dash
Jaipur (G3) winner Pure Sensation will seek his second consecutive graded victory when he lines up for Saturday's $200,000 Parx Dash (G3). more...

O'Brien trainees top strong foreign contingent for Belmont Derby and Oaks
Saturday's Stars & Stripes Festival at Belmont Park features an international cast in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby (G1) and $1 million Belmont Oaks (G1). more...

Ramseys, Leparoux earn first Queen's Plate win thanks to Sir Dudley Digges
Sir Dudley Digges just got up late to capture the Queen's Plate at Woodbine on Sunday, and in the process gave owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey as well as jockey Julien Leparoux their first win in the Canadian classic. more...

Tepin doing well at Churchill; Wake Forest goes in United Nations
Champion Tepin has settled in nicely at Churchill Downs after returning from England and a victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot. The Mark Casse-trained mare is scheduled to take part in the Woodbine Mile (Can-G1) in September. more...

Queen's Plate 2016 highlights weekend card at Woodbine
The 157th running of the Queen's Plate is scheduled for Sunday at Woodbine, and a field of 13 Canadian-bred three-year-olds will take to the Tapeta in their quest for classic glory. more...

Seven entered in Mother Goose; Churchill ends spring stand with 2yo stakes
A field of seven sophomore fillies, including Rachel's Valentina and Lewis Bay, has been entered to go 1 1/16 miles in Saturday's $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. more...

A look at two improving stars of today and a rivalry from yesteryear
James Scully looks back at Melatonin's victory in the Gold Cup (G1) and Mo Tom's in the Ohio Derby from last Saturday and notes what to expect from the two progressive performers. more...

American Freedom tops Iowa Derby field
Stakes winner American Freedom, who has won two of three starts for trainer Bob Baffert, goes in search of his first graded stakes victory Friday night in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3) at Prairie Meadows. more...

Beholder, Songbird top busy worktab on Sunday
Beholder, Songbird and Stellar Wind all worked at Santa Anita Park on Sunday to ready for their next stakes starts. more...

 

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