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Wicked Strong Gets Redemption in Jim Dandy
After a somewhat disappointing Triple Crown campaign, Wicked Strong started the second half of his sophomore season in fine style, defeating Tonalist in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26 at Saratoga.

Vyjack to Return to Sprinting in Vanderbilt
Last seen being eased in the July 5 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) going 1 1/4 miles, Rudy Rodriguez trainee will shorten back up after posting consecutive bullet works at Saratoga.

Valid Breaks Through With Monmouth Cup Win
Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid, a major pace factor in his previous three starts in stakes, finally broke through with a victory in the $211,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 27.

Trainer, Jock Team for South African Double
Trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Glen Hatt teamed for a group I double at Greyville Racecourse in South Africa July 26, capturing the Elan Property Gold Cup with Wavin' Flag and the Beach Beauty Champions Cup with Futura.

Tonalist, Kid Cruz Exit Jim Dandy Well
Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Tonalist and third-place finisher Kid Cruz both came out of the July 26 race well, and their respective trainers confirmed they will point to the Travers Stakes (gr. I).

Taghrooda Flies to King George Triumph
Taghrooda became the first Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner in more than three decades to capture the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 26 at Ascot.

TOC's Southern California Meeting Aug. 2
The Thoroughbred Owners of California is holding its annual meeting for Southern California members Aug. 23 at 8:30 a.m. in the Veranda Café at Del Mar.

Starstruck Back to Winning Ways in Matchmaker
Wearing the black and gold colors of historic Calumet Farm, Kerwin Clark split horses aboard Starstruck to take the $170,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park on July 27.

Samraat Headed Back to Saratoga After Surgery
Trainer Rick Violette said Samraat will rejoin his string at the upstate oval. The colt underwent surgery July 25 to repair a stress fracture in his shin. He had been training for the July 26 Jim Dandy.

Redoute's Choice, Snitzel Make Sire History
Redoute's Choice and Snitzel are set to finish a respective first and second in Australia's 2013-14 general sires premiership, an unprecedented accomplishment for a father and son at stud in that nation since the 1880s.

Palace Malice, Other Whitney Contenders Work
Five contenders for the upcoming $1.5 million Whitney (gr. I), including favored Palace Malice, were out for published workouts the morning of July 26.

No Lasix for Social Inclusion in Haskell
Social Inclusion, Rontos Racing Stable's runner who has drawn post position six for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will race without the anti-bleeding medication lasix July 27.

Milestone Victory for Jockey Centeno
Jockey Daniel Centeno notched his 2,000th career victory July 27 when Forest Rim won the seventh race at Parx Racing, a 1-mile-and-70-yards allowance test.

Majestic River Rolls to Molly Pitcher Win
Majestic River proved her affinity for Monmouth Park July 27, rolling to a third consecutive victory over the New Jersey oval and picking up her first graded stakes score in the $203,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II).

La Tia Crushes Foes in Ontario Matron
Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares.

Katie's Kiss First Winner for Kantharos
Two-year-old Katie's Kiss romped to a front-running victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park July 26 and became the first winner for Florida-based freshman sire Kantharos.

Jockey Maria Thornton Gets First Victory
Jockey Maria Thornton won for the first time of her career in the second race July 27 at Arlington International Racecourse, when she guided Stephensclassygal to a 6 1/4-length victory.

Guys Reward Finds Path to Oceanport Tally
Hard-working Guys Reward, making the 46th start of his career, wore down pacesetter Fredericksburg in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $170,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Monmouth Park turf July 27.

Fed Biz Sets Track Record in San Diego Romp
Intent on getting the lead from his far outside post, an aggressive Fed Biz was never challenged while romping to victory in track record time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar.

Delaware Park Cancels Live Card Wednesday
Delaware Park announced live racing card for Wednesday, July 30, has been canceled due to insufficient entries.

Delaware Park Cancels July 28 Racing Program
A Sunday night storm that impacted Delaware Park has led the track to cancel its Monday, July 28, live racing card.

Del Mar Shifting Turf Races After Breakdowns
Del Mar has moved two turf races scheduled for Sunday, July 27 to its main track in light of four breakdowns that have occurred on the course since the meeting began July 17.

Coup de Grace Closes in Quick-Paced Amsterdam
Fox Hill Farms' Coup de Grace closed with gusto in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes at Saratoga Race Course July 26, taking advantage after a quick early pace set-up in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for his late-running style.

Can Untapable Be Upset in the Haskell?
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

Big Macher Collects Grade I Bing Crosby Win
Former maiden claimer Big Macher became a grade I-winning sprinter when he denied 3-5 favorite Goldencents by half a length in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar July 27.

Bayern Wires Haskell; Favored Untapable 5th
Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park while Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable ran fifth.

Antipathy Convincing Winner in Muddy Shuvee
Godolphin's well-bred Antipathy moved to take charge on the turn and scooted clear to victory in the Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 27 at muddy Saratoga Race Course.

Ageless Equals Course Record in Royal North
Lael Stables' Ageless showed her sprinting prowess on turf for the third straight time this season when taking the $142,111 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) in a course-record equaling time on the turf July 27 at Woodbine.

2015 Preakness Stakes Logo Unveiled
The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled the logo for the 140th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16, 2015, at Pimlico Race Course.

'The Chief' in Florida Rather Than Saratoga
The sign isn't hanging on barn 5 in Clare Court this summer; there's no sign there at all, no one resident that's claimed the spot that for so many years housed Allen Jerkens and his horses.


Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $13,701,540
2.   Joel Rosario $11,593,137
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $9,036,301
4.   Jose L. Ortiz $8,020,383
5.   John Velazquez $7,733,045
6.   Mike Smith $7,647,014
7.   Victor Espinoza* $6,851,875
8.   Joe Talamo $6,601,932
9.   Jose Lezcano $6,523,703
10.   Rosie Napravnik $6,394,546
As of 07/22/14
Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Russell Baze 196
2.   Javier Castellano 190
3.   Paco Lopez 160
4.   Antonio Gallardo 158
5.   Richard Eramia 148
6.   Edgard Zayas 148
7.   Trevor McCarthy* 144
8.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 144
9.   Ronnie Allen, Jr.* 137
10.   James Graham 130
As of 07/22/14
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   G. R. Carter $1,871,784
2.   Cody Jensen $1,800,489
3.   Jimmy Dean Brooks $1,545,614
4.   Omar Reyes $1,419,500
5.   Larry Gamez* $1,204,800
6.   John Hamilton $1,195,516
7.   Alfonso Lujan $1,117,183
8.   David A. Alvarez* $1,111,876
9.   Ricky Ramirez $1,104,196
10.   Cruz Mendez $1,049,984
As of 07/22/14
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   John Hamilton 87
2.   G.R. Carter 78
3.   David Alvarez* 72
4.   Cruz Mendez 71
5.   Alfonso Lujan 63
6.   Omar Reyes 61
7.   Danny Lavergne 59
8.   Jimmy Dean Brooks 56
9.   Luis L. Vivanco 55
10.   Cesar DeAlba 55
As of 07/22/14

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