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THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

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American Pharoah installed as 1-5 choice in eight-horse Haskell

American Pharoah took his first spin around the Monmouth Park track on Thursday morning (Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo)
American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), the first American Triple Crown winner in 37 years, will return to the races as an overwhelming favorite in Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. The Zayat Stabes homebred drew post 4 among eight three-year-olds in the 1 1/8-mile race and was installed as the 1-5 choice on the morning line by oddsmaker Brad Thomas.

Trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah brings a seven-race winning streak into the Haskell and is expected to receive one more prep before concluding his racing career in the October 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland. Jockey Victor Espinoza has been up for all seven victories and will accompany the sublime bay colt to the Jersey Shore.

Other entrants include Upstart (Flatter), Competitive Edge (Super Saver) and Keen Ice (Curlin). For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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American Pharoah installed as 1-5 choice in eight-horse Haskell

American Pharoah took his first spin around the Monmouth Park track on Thursday morning (Ryan Denver/Equi-Photo)
American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), the first American Triple Crown winner in 37 years, will return to the races as an overwhelming favorite in Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. The Zayat Stabes homebred drew post 4 among eight three-year-olds in the 1 1/8-mile race and was installed as the 1-5 choice on the morning line by oddsmaker Brad Thomas.

Trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah brings a seven-race winning streak into the Haskell and is expected to receive one more prep before concluding his racing career in the October 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland. Jockey Victor Espinoza has been up for all seven victories and will accompany the sublime bay colt to the Jersey Shore.

Other entrants include Upstart (Flatter), Competitive Edge (Super Saver) and Keen Ice (Curlin). For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Beholder, Warren's Veneda square off yet again

Beholder (right) and Warren's Veneda (left) meet again (Benoit Photos)
Dual champion Beholder (Henny Hughes) and Grade 1 heroine Warren's Veneda (Affirmative) will face off the second time on Saturday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) at Del Mar.

The duo were first expected to meet up in the Vanity S. (G1) in early May, but a fever forced Beholder to stay in the barn as Warren's Veneda ran third to the re-opposing My Sweet Addiction (Tiznow).

The Adoration S. (G3) saw the pair lining up against each other, with Beholder prevailing in a hand ride over Warren's Veneda.

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, please click here.

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Beholder, Warren's Veneda square off yet again

Beholder (right) and Warren's Veneda (left) meet again (Benoit Photos)
Dual champion Beholder (Henny Hughes) and Grade 1 heroine Warren's Veneda (Affirmative) will face off the second time on Saturday in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) at Del Mar.

The duo were first expected to meet up in the Vanity S. (G1) in early May, but a fever forced Beholder to stay in the barn as Warren's Veneda ran third to the re-opposing My Sweet Addiction (Tiznow).

The Adoration S. (G3) saw the pair lining up against each other, with Beholder prevailing in a hand ride over Warren's Veneda.

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, please click here.

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La Verdad leads all the way in Honorable Miss

Left to her own devices, La Verdad (Yes It's True) led her four rivals on a merry chase in Wednesday's $196,000 Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga. Under Jose Ortiz, the five-year-old opened up late to score by four lengths over Street Story (Street Cry) in the six-furlong test. Champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty (Ghostzapper) finished third.

Trained by Linda Rice, La Verdad paid $4.60 to win and remained undefeated in four starts this year.

For the full recap and analysis, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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La Verdad leads all the way in Honorable Miss

Left to her own devices, La Verdad (Yes It's True) led her four rivals on a merry chase in Wednesday's $196,000 Honorable Miss H. (G2) at Saratoga. Under Jose Ortiz, the five-year-old opened up late to score by four lengths over Street Story (Street Cry) in the six-furlong test. Champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty (Ghostzapper) finished third.

Trained by Linda Rice, La Verdad paid $4.60 to win and remained undefeated in four starts this year.

For the full recap and analysis, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Frosted, Texas Red square off in Jim Dandy

Grade 1 winners Frosted (Tapit) and Texas Red (Afleet Alex) are the top draws in Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile test also features Japan (Medaglia d'Oro), an exciting prospect for Bill Mott who will be making his graded stakes debut.

The Jim Dandy attracted a short field of seven but three of the cross-entered runners are expected to depart for either the Haskell Invitational (G1) and West Virginia Derby (G2). Friday's $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga, a 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds who haven't captured a graded stakes in 2015, has the same problem, with several of its seven entrants expected to scratch for other races this weekend.

For more information, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Frosted, Texas Red square off in Jim Dandy

Grade 1 winners Frosted (Tapit) and Texas Red (Afleet Alex) are the top draws in Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga. The 1 1/8-mile test also features Japan (Medaglia d'Oro), an exciting prospect for Bill Mott who will be making his graded stakes debut.

The Jim Dandy attracted a short field of seven but three of the cross-entered runners are expected to depart for either the Haskell Invitational (G1) and West Virginia Derby (G2). Friday's $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga, a 1 1/8-mile event for three-year-olds who haven't captured a graded stakes in 2015, has the same problem, with several of its seven entrants expected to scratch for other races this weekend.

For more information, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Madefromlucky heads West Virginia Derby

Eleven horses were entered for Saturday's $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2), but the participation rate figures to be much less with nearly half the field cross-entered to other lucrative stakes for three-year-olds this weekend.

Peter Pan (G2) winner Madefromlucky (Lookin at Lucky), one of three entrants for Todd Pletcher, has been confirmed for the 1 1/8-mile event and is listed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line with new rider Joe Bravo.

The West Virginia Derby is one of nine races on the all-stakes program at Mountaineer. For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Madefromlucky heads West Virginia Derby

Eleven horses were entered for Saturday's $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2), but the participation rate figures to be much less with nearly half the field cross-entered to other lucrative stakes for three-year-olds this weekend.

Peter Pan (G2) winner Madefromlucky (Lookin at Lucky), one of three entrants for Todd Pletcher, has been confirmed for the 1 1/8-mile event and is listed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line with new rider Joe Bravo.

The West Virginia Derby is one of nine races on the all-stakes program at Mountaineer. For more, visit the TwinSpires Blog.

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Rock Fall meets Salutos Amigos in Vanderbilt

Rock Fall (Speightstown), convincing winner of the June 6 True North (G2) for his fifth consecutive win, could face his stiffest test to date when he takes on Salutos Amigos (Salute the Sarge) and five others in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.

Other stakes on the Jim Dandy (G2) undercard include the $250,000 Bowling Green H. (G2) for older horses on the turf and the $200,000 Amsterdam (G2) for three-year-old sprinters.

For the full story, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Rock Fall meets Salutos Amigos in Vanderbilt

Rock Fall (Speightstown), convincing winner of the June 6 True North (G2) for his fifth consecutive win, could face his stiffest test to date when he takes on Salutos Amigos (Salute the Sarge) and five others in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.

Other stakes on the Jim Dandy (G2) undercard include the $250,000 Bowling Green H. (G2) for older horses on the turf and the $200,000 Amsterdam (G2) for three-year-old sprinters.

For the full story, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Solow edges Arod in Sussex

The French-trained gray Solow (Singspiel) prevailed in his fourth Group 1 in succession on Wednesday when beating pacesetter Arod (Teofilo) by a half-length in the Sussex S. (Eng-G1) at Glorious Goodwood.

Trained by Freddie Head, Solow was the heavy 2-5 favorite in the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" event. However, Head said Solow would make only one more start this year, in the October 17 Queen Elizabeth II S. (Eng-G1) at Ascot.

For the full story, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Solow edges Arod in Sussex

The French-trained gray Solow (Singspiel) prevailed in his fourth Group 1 in succession on Wednesday when beating pacesetter Arod (Teofilo) by a half-length in the Sussex S. (Eng-G1) at Glorious Goodwood.

Trained by Freddie Head, Solow was the heavy 2-5 favorite in the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" event. However, Head said Solow would make only one more start this year, in the October 17 Queen Elizabeth II S. (Eng-G1) at Ascot.

For the full story, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Legendary announcer O'Sullevan dies at 97

Sir Peter O'Sullevan, whose calls entertained generations of racing fans in the United Kingdom during his 50-year tenure at the BBC, died Wednesday at his home at the age of 97.

O'Sullevan, who was also a racing columnist and prominent owner, retired from his commentator duties in 1997, the same year he was awarded a knighthood.

For the full story and a video retrospective of some his famous calls, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Legendary announcer O'Sullevan dies at 97

Sir Peter O'Sullevan, whose calls entertained generations of racing fans in the United Kingdom during his 50-year tenure at the BBC, died Wednesday at his home at the age of 97.

O'Sullevan, who was also a racing columnist and prominent owner, retired from his commentator duties in 1997, the same year he was awarded a knighthood.

For the full story and a video retrospective of some his famous calls, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Monmouth's 'Pharoah Phan Phestival' has something for everyone

American Pharoah surveys his new surroundings (Bob Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Monmouth Park has numerous giveaways and events planned in the next few days as part of its "Pharoah Phan Phestival" ahead of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah's (Pioneerof the Nile) run in the Haskell Invitational (G1) on Sunday.

Track officials kicked off the celebration by announcing a purse increase of $750,000 for the race, bringing the total purse to $1.75 million.

American Pharoah arrived at Monmouth on Wednesday and made a brief appearance for his fans before settling into his stall.

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, including a photo montage of American Pharoah arriving at Monmouth, please click here.

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Monmouth's 'Pharoah Phan Phestival' has something for everyone

American Pharoah surveys his new surroundings (Bob Newell/Horsephotos.com)
Monmouth Park has numerous giveaways and events planned in the next few days as part of its "Pharoah Phan Phestival" ahead of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah's (Pioneerof the Nile) run in the Haskell Invitational (G1) on Sunday.

Track officials kicked off the celebration by announcing a purse increase of $750,000 for the race, bringing the total purse to $1.75 million.

American Pharoah arrived at Monmouth on Wednesday and made a brief appearance for his fans before settling into his stall.

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, including a photo montage of American Pharoah arriving at Monmouth, please click here.

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Palace returns to state-bred company in John Morrissey

Palace (City Zip), who swept Saratoga's biggest sprint stakes last season, will attempt to get back on the winning track Thursday in the $100,000 John Morrissey at Saratoga.

The 6 1/2-furlong race for older New York-breds marks the first start for Palace since a fifth-place finish in the April 4 Carter H. (G1). The Linda Rice-trained six-year-old landed the Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) and Forego (G1) last season, but saw his championship aspirations fizzle out after finishing third in the Vosburgh (G1) and sixth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

Also in the John Morrissey lineup is the race's 2014 winner Weekend Hideaway (Speightstown), who is also trying to snap a three-race losing skid. He's been unplaced three times since registering an impressive four-length score in the January 17 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream.

Other likely contenders include last year's Hudson H. winner Moonlight Song (Unbridled's Song) and recent open allowance scorer Noble Cornerstone (Noble Causeway).

The day's action kicks off with the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser, a 2 1/16-mile novice hurdle.

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Palace returns to state-bred company in John Morrissey

Palace (City Zip), who swept Saratoga's biggest sprint stakes last season, will attempt to get back on the winning track Thursday in the $100,000 John Morrissey at Saratoga.

The 6 1/2-furlong race for older New York-breds marks the first start for Palace since a fifth-place finish in the April 4 Carter H. (G1). The Linda Rice-trained six-year-old landed the Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1) and Forego (G1) last season, but saw his championship aspirations fizzle out after finishing third in the Vosburgh (G1) and sixth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

Also in the John Morrissey lineup is the race's 2014 winner Weekend Hideaway (Speightstown), who is also trying to snap a three-race losing skid. He's been unplaced three times since registering an impressive four-length score in the January 17 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream.

Other likely contenders include last year's Hudson H. winner Moonlight Song (Unbridled's Song) and recent open allowance scorer Noble Cornerstone (Noble Causeway).

The day's action kicks off with the $75,000 Jonathan Kiser, a 2 1/16-mile novice hurdle.

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Features

UPCOMING STAKES

Click here for the monthly July Calendar

Thursday, July 30
 
A.P. Smithwich Memorial Steeplechoise H. (NSA-G2), Saratoga, $125,000, 4&up, 2 1/16mT.
John Morrissey S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3&up, 6 1/2f.
 
Friday, July 31
 
CTBA S. (r), Del Mar, $100,000, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f.
Curlin S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
Arctic Queen S. (r), Finger Lakes, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
 
Saturday, August 1
 
ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, $350,000, 3&up, 6f.
CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (G1), Del Mar, $300,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G2), Mountaineer Park, $750,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
JIM DANDY S. (G2), Saratoga, $600,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
BOWLING GREEN H. (G2), Saratoga, $250,000, 4&up, 1 3/8mT.
AMSTERDAM S. (G2), Saratoga, $200,000, 3yo, 6 1/2f.
West Virginia Governor's S., Mountaineer Park, $200,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
Victoriana S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Mountaineer Juvenile S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 2yo, 6f.
Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, 6f.
West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup, Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, 1m 70ydsT.
West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup, Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, 4 1/2f.
West Virginia Secretary of State S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
West Virginia Senate President's Cup, Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m 70ydsT.
Regret S., Monmouth Park, $75,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
Addison Cammack H. (r), Arlington, $50,000, 3&up, 6f.
Isaac Murphy H. (r), Arlington, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
Robert G. Leavitt S. (r), Charles Town, $50,000, 3yo, 7f.
Wine Country S., Santa Rosa, $50,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT.
 
Sunday, August 2
 
HASKELL INVITATIONAL (G1), Monmouth Park, $1,000,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
MONMOUTH CUP (G2), Monmouth Park, $200,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
SHUVEE H. (G3), Saratoga, $200,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
MATCHMAKER S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/8mT.
OCEANPORT S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/16mT.
Seagram Cup S. (Can-G3), Woodbine, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
Real Good Deal S. (r), Del Mar, $200,000, 3yo, 7f.
Lady's Secret S., Monmouth Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m 70yds.
Teddy Drone S., Monmouth Park, $100,000, 3&up, 6f.
Caress S., Saratoga, $100,000, 4&up, f&m, 5 1/2fT.
Luther Burbank H., Santa Rosa, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
 
Monday, August 3
 
Nandi S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Shepperton S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, 6 1/2f.
Coronation Cup S., Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, f, 5 1/2fT.
Manitoba Derby, Assiniboia Downs, $75,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
British Columbia Cup Classic (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
British Columbia Cup Debutante S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f.
British Columbia Cup Distaff (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
British Columbia Cup Dogwood S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m.
British Columbia Cup Nursery S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 2yo, c&g, 6 1/2f.
British Columbia Cup Stellar's Joy S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3yo, c&g, 1 1/16m.
 
Wednesday, August 5
 
Graduation S. (r), Del Mar, $100,000, 2yo, 5 1/2f.
Shine Again S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 7f.

Results

NORTH AMERICAN GRADED STAKES RESULTS

HONORABLE MISS H. (G2), SAR, $196,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 7-29.
3—LA VERDAD, m, 5, Yes It's True--Noble Fire, by Hook and Ladder. O-Lady Sheila Stable, B-Eklektikos Stable LLC (NY), T-Linda Rice, J-Jose L. Ortiz, $120,000.
5—Street Story, f, 4, Street Cry (IRE)--Perfect Story, by Tale of the Cat. ($155,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Whispering Oaks Farm LLC, B-John C Oxley (KY), $40,000.
4—Judy the Beauty, m, 6, Ghostzapper--Holy Blitz, by Holy Bull. ($20,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Wesley A Ward, B-Adena Springs (ON), $20,000.
Also Ran: Enchantress, Ultimate Shopper.
Winning Time: 1:09 (ft)
Margins: 4, 3/4, 1 1/4.
Odds: 1.30, 5.40, 0.95.

Features

RACING DATES

Current Meetings
     
ARLINGTON:   May 1 - Sept. 26
BELTERRA PARK:   May 1 - Oct. 10
CANTERBURY PARK:   May 15 - Sept. 12
CHARLES TOWN:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 26
DEL MAR:   July 16 - Sept. 7
DELAWARE PARK:   May 16 - Oct. 17
ELLIS PARK:   July 3 - Sept. 7
EMERALD DOWNS:   April 18 - Sept. 27
EVANGELINE DOWNS:   April 8 - Aug. 29
FINGER LAKES:   May 1 - Dec. 9
FORT ERIE:   June 2 - Oct. 20
GULFSTREAM PARK:   July 3 - Oct. 4
HASTINGS PARK:   April 25 - Oct. 12
INDIANA GRAND:   April 21 - Oct. 31
LAUREL PARK:   July 3 - Aug. 27
LOUISIANA DOWNS:   May 1 - Sept. 19
MONMOUTH PARK:   May 9 - Sept. 27
MOUNTAINEER:   March 1 - Dec. 21
PARX RACING:   Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
PENN NATIONAL:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 19
PRAIRIE MEADOWS:   April 18 - Aug. 8
PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS:   May 17 - Oct. 1
SARATOGA:   July 24 - Sept. 7
THISTLEDOWN:   April 27 - Oct. 24
WOODBINE:   April 11 - Nov. 29
     
Upcoming Meetings
     
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:   Aug. 21 - Sept. 7
REMINGTON PARK:   Aug. 14 - Dec. 13
RETAMA PARK:   Aug. 21 - Oct. 17

Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

WHITE CLAY CREEK S., DEL, $50,375, 2YO, F, 5 1/2F, 7-29.
4—R C'S DAISYDUKE, f, 2, Yes It's True--Rain Song, by Intensity. O-Robert L Cole, Jr, B-Robert L Cole Jr (WV), T-Steven Krebs, J-Gerald Almodovar, $30,000.
3—Ms. Scarlet Fever, f, 2, Value Plus--Frontier Franny, by Lucky Lionel. O-Arboritanza Racing LLC and Weeks, Woody, B-Arboritanza Racing, LLC, Jolane Weeks &a Barbara Rehbein (FL), $10,000.
5—Wolfie, f, 2, Pomeroy--Wolf n Hen, by Hennessy. ($25,000 2015 OBSAPR). O-Rising Sun Racing Stables, Inc, B-Whitehall Lane Farm (FL), $5,500.
Also Ran: Bella Flor, Ben's Girl, J Be K's Sonnet, Cajolery, Aplaingirl.
Winning Time: 1:04 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 8, 1HF, 3/4.
Odds: 1.40, 54.70, 3.80.

Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Thursday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Arlington Park   (4th) Wildwood's Prize, 4-1
    (5th) Mystra, 7-2
Belterra Park   (1st) Indy Gale, 7-2
    (2nd) Superstardom, 3-1
Canterbury Park   (7th) Precious Passion, 9-2
    (10th) Demis Nativedancer, 6-1
Charles Town   (2nd) King's House, 9-2
    (4th) My Reward, 4-1
Del Mar   (1st) Itz a Saint, 4-1
    (4th) Unbridled Rocket, 4-1
Evangeline Downs   (6th) Indigo Dancer, 3-1
    (7th) Sparky Top, 6-1
Gulfstream Park   (1st) Indy Artist, 6-1
    (8th) Mystic Blue, 6-1
Louisiana Downs   (3rd) Ringneckdove, 5-1
    (7th) Surgate, 4-1
Penn National   (4th) Celtic Wonder, 7-2
    (5th) Kizuna, 3-1
Prairie Meadows   (7th) Air Assault, 6-1
    (9th) Timeless Truth, 3-1
Presque Isle Downs   (1st) Shopper, 7-2
    (6th) Zooma, 6-1
Saratoga   (4th) Moonlight Song, 5-1
    (7th) Songbook, 6-1

Results

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

SAR, 9TH, AOC, $93,000, 3YO/UP, 1MT, 7-29.
10—ALL INCLUDED, c, 4, Include--Eximius (GB), by Atticus. O-Wertheimer and Frere, B-Wertheimer et Frere (KY), T-Todd A. Pletcher, J-John R. Velazquez, $55,800.
4—Slip By, g, 4, Curlin--Fortune Pending, by Fortunate Prospect. O-Theiline P Scheumann, B-Grousemont Farm (KY), $18,600.
2—Mr. Online, g, 6, Silent Name (JPN)--Our Miss Jones, by Alphabet Soup. O-Tim E O'Donohue, B-Osprey Stables (ON), $9,300.
Winning Time: 1:34 4/5 (fm)
 
DMR, 3RD, AOC, $90,350, 3YO/UP, 5FT, 7-29.
2—JIMMY BOUNCER, c, 4, Square Eddie--Meetmeinthewoods, by General Meeting. O-Reddam Racing LLC, B-J Paul Reddam (CA), T-Doug F. O'Neill, J-Mario Gutierrez, $58,500.
7—Tizcano, g, 3, Tiznow--Westerly Breeze, by Gone West. ($20,000 '13 KEESEP; $710,000 2014 FTKJU2). O-Rockingham Ranch, B-Cooper Thoroughbred Management LLC (KY), $15,000.
4—Clever Royal, c, 4, Leading the Parade--Bing Girl, by Kingmambo. O-Featherston, Roger and Miller, Lynne and Tom, B-Drs K K & V Devi Jayaraman (FL), $9,000.
Winning Time: :56 1/5 (fm)
 
SAR, 8TH, ALW, $75,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/8MT, 7-29.
10—BIRCHWOOD ROAD, g, 5, Pure Prize--Isabel Away, by Skip Away. O-Trinity Farm, B-Trinity Farm, LLC (NY), T-Michelle Nihei, J-Shaun Bridgmohan, $45,000.
13—East Bay Lodge, g, 4, Flower Alley--Pretty Wicked, by The Wicked North. O-Patricia A Generazio, B-Patricia Generazio (NY), $15,000.
1—Jax Heritage, c, 3, More Than Ready--Heritage of Gold, by Gold Legend. O-Jack Garey, B-Camille & Jack Garey (NY), $7,500.
Winning Time: 1:46 3/5 (fm)
 
SAR, 1ST, ALW, $65,000, 4YO/UP, 2 1/16MT, 7-29.
6—OVERWHELMING, g, 5, Hard Spun--Oh What a Windfall, by Seeking the Gold. O-Woodslane Farm, B-Phipps Stable (KY), T-Jack O. Fisher, J-Sean McDermott, $39,000.
3—Perfect Union, g, 4, Purim--Blue Northern, by Top Account. O-Beverly R Steinman, B-Nelson E Clemmens (KY), $11,700.
8—Kwacha, g, 4, Exchange Rate--Zambia, by Theatrical (IRE). O-Check Mark Stables LLC, B-Glen Hill Farm (FL), $6,500.
Winning Time: 3:47 3/5 (fm)
 
DEL, 7TH, ALW, $37,490, 3YO/UP, 6F, 7-29.
9—LAKE DRIVE SOUTH, c, 4, Pomeroy--Aleyna's Love, by Kris S.. O-Dierdre T Marsh, B-Dierdre Marsh (FL), T-Kathleen O'Connell, J-Nik Juarez, $21,600.
8—Cowboy Prince, h, 5, Indian Charlie--Paradise Playgirl, by Speightstown. ($80,000 2012 FTFMAR). O-Patricia A Chennault, B-Pollock Farms (KY), $7,200.
5—Unzapped, g, 6, Ghostzapper--Pupil, by Unbridled. ($20,000 '10 KEESEP). O-John Mentz, B-Adena Springs (KY), $4,950.
Winning Time: 1:10 2/5 (ft)
 
DEL, 6TH, ALW, $37,365, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16MT, 7-29.
1—MARABEA (GB), f, 3, Archipenko--Violin Time, by Theatrical (IRE). (800gns '12 TATDEC). O-Team Valor International and Lael Stables, B-Charley Knoll Partnership (GB), T-Christophe Clement, J-Joe Bravo, $21,600.
2—Attainment, f, 4, Broken Vow--Sweet Science, by Diesis (GB). O-Pin Oak Stable, B-Pin Oak Stud, LLC (KY), $7,200.
5—Vielsalm, m, 5, Fairbanks--Merriweather, by Opening Verse. O-Brooke Bowman, B-Dr & Mrs Thomas & Brooke Bowman (MD), $4,950.
Winning Time: 1:41 4/5 (fm)
 
IND, 8TH, ALW, $34,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 7-29.
5—CHIC SOIREE, f, 4, Smart Strike--Costume Party, by Storm Cat. O-G Watts Humphrey, Jr, B-G Watts Humphrey Jr & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust - 2 (KY), T-George R. Arnold, II, J-Chris Landeros, $20,400.
4—Indian Rocket, f, 3, Indian Charlie--Yellow Heat, by Gold Fever. ($175,000 '13 KEENOV). O-WinStar Farm LLC, B-E Paul Robsham Stable LLC (FL), $6,800.
7—Sugar Devil, f, 3, Devil His Due--Saint Ali, by Champali. O-Johnson Thoroughbred Farm, B-Johnson's Thoroughbred Farm (IN), $3,400.
Winning Time: 1:40 (ft)
 
LAD, 3RD, ALW, $25,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M 70Y, 7-29.
4—BAILEYS LOVER, f, 3, Silent Pleasure--Baileys Affair, by Mister Baileys (GB). O-Penny Scarberry, B-Penny Scarberry (LA), T-Jorge Lara, J-Jose Riquelme, $15,000.
5—Angelof Gettysburg, f, 3, Yankee Gentleman--Grand Facile, by Zuppardo's Prince. O-Southern Legacy Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Southern Legacy Thoroughbreds, LLC (LA), $5,000.
2—Heavenly Pal, f, 3, My Pal Charlie--Heavenly Psalm, by Distorted Humor. O-Bonifas, Jeff and Bonifas, Jill, B-Jeff Bonifas & Jill Bonifas (LA), $2,750.
Winning Time: 1:45 1/5 (ft)
 
LAD, 6TH, ALW, $22,020, 3YO/UP, A5FT, 7-29.
6—CONCHO, g, 5, Indian Ocean--Shimmering Jul, by Omega Code. ($3,500 '10 OBSOCT). O-Jorge Gomez, B-Paul R and Mary Anne Denes (FL), T-Jorge Gomez, J-Alexander Castillo, $12,600.
7—My Pal Torres, g, 3, My Pal Charlie--Wanda Woman, by Prospector's Music. O-Mike Munna Racing Stable, LLC, B-Mike Munna Racing Stables LLC (LA), $4,800.
4—My Ide, g, 5, Ide--Just a Baroness, by Just a Tab. ($4,700 '11 TEXAUG; $8,000 2012 TEXMAR). O-Whitelaw, Michael and Veal, Gerald and Brody, B-4M Ranch (LA), $2,640.
Winning Time: :58 (fm)

North American Maiden Winners
Article of Faith--Tapper Time by Pine Bluff; MY ERIN, f, 2, IND, Msw, 7-29, 5f, :58 4/5. B-Barbara J. Conner (IN.).
Beau Soleil--Extremadura by Stormy Atlantic; DON AVE, c, 2, DEL, Mcl 30000, 7-29, 5f, :58 4/5. B-British Mist Breeding & Racing (FL.).
Bluegrass Cat--De Bertie (G2$485,920), by De Niro; DEE DEE BERTIE, f, 3, IND, Msw, 7-29, 1m, 1:38 . B-Bertram W. Klein (KY.). *1/2 to Whirlie Bertie (G3 $205,449) *1/2 to Uptown Bertie (G3 $227,439).
Candy Ride (ARG)--Twist Afleet (MG1$659,240), by Afleet; APOCALYPSE, g, 3, IND, Mcl 15000, 7-29, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-George & Charles Bolton (KY.). *1/2 to A New Twist (MG3P $284,415) *1/2 to Awesome Twist (MG2P $319,139).
Demaloot Demashoot--Mesmerizing by Touch Gold; GRAB THE CASH, f, 3, TDN, Mcl 5000, 7-29, 6f, 1:13 3/5. B-Marilyn McMaster (FL.).
Dixie Chatter--Gamblewithmyheart by Carson City; GAMBLEONTHEDERBY, f, 3, MNR, Mcl 5000, 7-28, 5 1/2f, 1:08 1/5. B-Judi Garfi-Partridge & Serenity Oak Farms, LLC (CA.). $1,000 2015 BESJAN.
English Channel--Nikki Tootsie by Waquoit; STYLE DRIFT, f, 3, SAR, Msw, 7-29, 1mT, 1:35 3/5. B-Phil O'Neill (NY.). $70,000 '13 FTNAUG. *1/2 to Judy Soda (MSW $395,567).
More Than Ready--Miss Singhsix (IRE) (G3$482,276), by Singspiel (IRE); ANITA'S COOKIN, f, 3, PEN, Mcl 20000, 7-29, 1mT, 1:36 1/5. B-Vinery LLC (KY.). $22,000 '13 FTKOCT.
Sightseeing--Full of Life by Idabel; ELITE EYES, f, 3, MNR, Msw, 7-28, 5 1/2f, 1:07 1/5. B-Jay Goodwin (KY.). $15,000 '12 KEENOV; $17,000 '13 OBSAUG.
Square Eddie--Marquis Diamond by Yonaguska; MR. ZIPPERS, g, 3, DMR, Msw, 7-29, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Reddam Racing LLC (CA.).
Concorde's Tune--Clara Bow by Way West (FR); TUNEINTOBOW, g, 4, SAR, Mcl 40000, 7-29, 5 1/2fT, 1:02 4/5. B-Shadybrook Farm, Inc. & William Lussky (FL.).
Future Storm--Spooky's Gold by Alydeed; MUSTER IN, f, 4, PID, Mcl 7500, 7-28, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Teresa J. McFarlin (AR.).
Kipling--Sabot by Robin Des Pins; APRILONTHEMONEY, f, 4, DEL, Mcl 10000, 7-29, 1m, 1:41 4/5. B-Jack A. White Jr. & Karen White & Pope McLean (KY.).
Lunarpal--We Are Strike Ng (G3), by Twilight Agenda; LUNARSTRIKE, f, 4, LAD, Msw, 7-29, a1mT, 1:40 . B-Heiligbrodt Racing Stable (LA.). $3,200 '11 OBSOCT; $15,000 '12 OBSAUG.
Pride of Burkaan--I've Got to Win by Suave Prospect; LORDY LORDY LORDY, g, 5, MNR, Mcl 5000, 7-28, 1m, 1:46 4/5. B-Karl Meeks (WV.).

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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UPCOMING STAKES

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Thursday, July 30
 
A.P. Smithwich Memorial Steeplechoise H. (NSA-G2), Saratoga, $125,000, 4&up, 2 1/16mT.
John Morrissey S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3&up, 6 1/2f.
 
Friday, July 31
 
CTBA S. (r), Del Mar, $100,000, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f.
Curlin S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
Arctic Queen S. (r), Finger Lakes, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
 
Saturday, August 1
 
ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, $350,000, 3&up, 6f.
CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (G1), Del Mar, $300,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
WEST VIRGINIA DERBY (G2), Mountaineer Park, $750,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
JIM DANDY S. (G2), Saratoga, $600,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
BOWLING GREEN H. (G2), Saratoga, $250,000, 4&up, 1 3/8mT.
AMSTERDAM S. (G2), Saratoga, $200,000, 3yo, 6 1/2f.
West Virginia Governor's S., Mountaineer Park, $200,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
Victoriana S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Mountaineer Juvenile S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 2yo, 6f.
Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, 6f.
West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker's Cup, Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, 1m 70ydsT.
West Virginia Legislature Chairman's Cup, Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, 4 1/2f.
West Virginia Secretary of State S., Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
West Virginia Senate President's Cup, Mountaineer Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m 70ydsT.
Regret S., Monmouth Park, $75,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
Addison Cammack H. (r), Arlington, $50,000, 3&up, 6f.
Isaac Murphy H. (r), Arlington, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
Robert G. Leavitt S. (r), Charles Town, $50,000, 3yo, 7f.
Wine Country S., Santa Rosa, $50,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT.
 
Sunday, August 2
 
HASKELL INVITATIONAL (G1), Monmouth Park, $1,000,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
MONMOUTH CUP (G2), Monmouth Park, $200,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
SHUVEE H. (G3), Saratoga, $200,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
MATCHMAKER S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/8mT.
OCEANPORT S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/16mT.
Seagram Cup S. (Can-G3), Woodbine, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/16m.
Real Good Deal S. (r), Del Mar, $200,000, 3yo, 7f.
Lady's Secret S., Monmouth Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m 70yds.
Teddy Drone S., Monmouth Park, $100,000, 3&up, 6f.
Caress S., Saratoga, $100,000, 4&up, f&m, 5 1/2fT.
Luther Burbank H., Santa Rosa, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
 
Monday, August 3
 
Nandi S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Shepperton S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, 6 1/2f.
Coronation Cup S., Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, f, 5 1/2fT.
Manitoba Derby, Assiniboia Downs, $75,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
British Columbia Cup Classic (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
British Columbia Cup Debutante S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f.
British Columbia Cup Distaff (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
British Columbia Cup Dogwood S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m.
British Columbia Cup Nursery S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 2yo, c&g, 6 1/2f.
British Columbia Cup Stellar's Joy S. (r), Hastings Park, $50,000, 3yo, c&g, 1 1/16m.
 
Wednesday, August 5
 
Graduation S. (r), Del Mar, $100,000, 2yo, 5 1/2f.
Shine Again S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 7f.

RACING DATES

Current Meetings
     
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HASTINGS PARK:   April 25 - Oct. 12
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MONMOUTH PARK:   May 9 - Sept. 27
MOUNTAINEER:   March 1 - Dec. 21
PARX RACING:   Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
PENN NATIONAL:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 19
PRAIRIE MEADOWS:   April 18 - Aug. 8
PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS:   May 17 - Oct. 1
SARATOGA:   July 24 - Sept. 7
THISTLEDOWN:   April 27 - Oct. 24
WOODBINE:   April 11 - Nov. 29
     
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REMINGTON PARK:   Aug. 14 - Dec. 13
RETAMA PARK:   Aug. 21 - Oct. 17

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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