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Vegas Magic Up Late To Beat Favored Procrastination In Del Mar’s Sorrento

The bay filly Vegas Magic stalked the pacesetting favorite Procrastination for the majority of the six-furlong Sorrento Stakes Saturday at Del Mar, then surged past her at the sixteenth pole and went on to a 1 1/4-length upset in the Grade 2 juvenile filly headliner. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Good Magic ran the distance in […]

Sharp-Trained Twilight Blue, Intrepid Heart Finish 1-2 In Inaugural Fort Larned

After matching strides throughout the stretch, 6-5 favorite Twilight Blue emerged as a narrow head winner over tracking stablemate Intrepid Heart in Saturday’s inaugural running of the $200,000 Fort Larned for 3-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs. Trained by Joe Sharp and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Twilight Blue covered the 1 3/16 miles on […]

Bell’s The One Uncoils Rally From Last To Capture First Running Of Lady Tak At Churchill

Lothenbach Stables Inc.’s Bell’s the One returned to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle for the first time in nine months after she rallied from last in the stretch and surged past pacesetters Joyful Cadence and Lovemesomeme inside the final sixteenth of a mile to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $200,000 Lady Tak by 1 […]

Odds-On Going Global Dominates Yellow Ribbon Handicap Rivals

Winning for the eighth time in 11 U.S. starts, Irish-bred Going Global cruised to an easy three-length victory over a half-dozen filly and mare rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar. Carrying the 125-pound high weight (conceding five to eight pounds to the others) and jockey Umberto Rispoli, the Phil […]

‘Primed And Ready’: Favorite Lady Speightspeare Takes Woodbine’s Trillium

Lady Speightspeare, under Emma-Jayne Wilson, was full of run late in taking the $158,200 Trillium Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares Saturday at Woodbine. Sent off as the even-money choice in the 1 1/16-mile main track race, Lady Speightspeare, a 4-year-old daughter of Speightstown out of Lady Shakespeare, by Theatrical, tracked in fourth through opening […]

Secret Reserve Charges Through Opening, Earns First Graded Win In Bold Venture

Secret Reserve, a 4-year-old son of Giant Gizmo, emerged from the pack to take the $181,100 Bold Venture (G3) for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Woodbine. It was multiple stakes winner Nobals who took control early in the 6 ½-furlong dash over the Woodbine Tapeta, as Roaring Forties settled into second, Outadore sat third, and […]

Santin Sails Clear In Transplanted Arlington Million At Churchill Downs, To Aim For BC Mile

Godolphin’s homebred Santin engaged front-running Smooth Like Straight at the top of the stretch, easily dispatched the rival, and drew clear to capture $1-million Arlington Million (G1) Saturday at Churchill Downs. The race, first run in 1981 at Arlington Park, was staged at the Louisville track for the first time after Churchill Downs’ Chicago-area track […]

Mott’s Casa Creed Comes From Last To Take Grade 1 Fourstardave

At six years old, Casa Creed isn’t slowing down. Under Luis Saez, the veteran turf horse took the win in the Grade 1 Fourstardave at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 13. Saez and Casa Creed hung back out of the gate in the one-mile race, letting Get Smokin set the pace followed closely by Masen […]

Lovell-Trained Damon’s Mound Goes From Debut Winner To Saratoga Special Victor

Trainer Michelle Lovell, who finished second three times at Saratoga Race Course as a jockey in 1993, returned 29 years later to finish one better with Cliff Love and Michele Love’s talented homebred Damon’s Mound in Saturday’s $200,000 Saratoga Special (G2) for juveniles. The lightly -raced son of Girvin entered Saturday’s contest from a visually […]