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Cross Border Defends Bowling Green Title

on 07/31/2021 8:53 PM
Three Diamonds Farm's Cross Border had been away from the winner's circle for a year, but found himself back there July 31 with a repeat victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course.
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Cajun's Magic, My Sassenach Win Florida Sire Stakes

on 07/31/2021 8:53 PM
Stonehedge's Gil and Marilyn Campbell collected their 16th success in the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series July 31 when Cajun's Magic edged stablemate Dean Delivers in the $100,0000 Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
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Fundraiser to be Held for Recio Aug. 1 at McCarthy's

on 07/31/2021 7:52 PM
A fundraiser benefiting Mike Recio, who is hospitalized in the intensive care unit, will be held Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. ET at McCarthy's Irish Bar in Lexington.
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Leader of the Band Turns Tables in Monmouth Oaks

on 07/31/2021 7:52 PM
Leader of the Band staged a prolonged rally from mid-pack, eventually collaring 6-5 favorite Edie Meeny Mino Mo at the sixteenth pole, and went on to a two-length victory in the $259,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3).
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Essential Quality Lands Narrow Jim Dandy Score

on 07/31/2021 6:52 PM
Departing the outside post in a field of five for the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course, Essential Quality raced outside rivals throughout and made his move while swinging wide off the turn for home under regular rider Luis Saez.
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Calumet's Lexitonian Upsets Alfred Vanderbilt at 34-1

on 07/31/2021 6:52 PM
Battling back on the inside after being passed in early stretch by Special Reserve, Calumet Farm's Lexitonian stubbornly won the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
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Lexitonian Upsets Alfred G. Vanderbilt at 34-1

on 07/31/2021 5:51 PM
Battling back on the inside after being passed in early stretch by Special Reserve, Calumet Farm's Lexitonian stubbornly won the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
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Written Tycoon Crowned Champion Australian Sire

on 07/31/2021 4:51 PM
Written Tycoon, in a stud career traversing three states and 14 years, has won his maiden Australian general sires championship, ending the four-year reign of prolific rival Snitzel, and the first 'Victorian' stallion to do so in more than 40 years.
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Hills' 'Horse of a Lifetime' Battaash Retired

on 07/31/2021 4:51 PM
An emotional Charlie Hills was close to tears as he paid tribute to Battaash—one of the top-performing geldings ever trained on the flat in Britain—as his horse of a lifetime.
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Pink Lloyd Aims for Fifth Straight Vigil Stakes Score

on 07/31/2021 4:51 PM
Pink Lloyd is among a field of six older male sprinters in the CA$150,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) over six furlongs on the main track, rematched against Souper Stonehenge, who beat him in the Jacques Cartier Stakes (G3) in June.
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Shedaresthedevil Battles Western Foes in Clement Hirsch

on 07/31/2021 4:51 PM
Shedaresthedevil tackles several Southern California graded stakes-winning distaffers in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar Aug. 1, a "Win & You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1).
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Pink Lloyd Aims for Fifth Straight Vigil at Woodbine

on 07/31/2021 3:50 PM
Pink Lloyd is among a field of six older male sprinters in the CA$150,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) over six furlongs on the main track, rematched against Souper Stonehenge, who beat him in the Jacques Cartier Stakes (G3) in June.
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Maxfield Completes Final Work for Whitney Stakes

on 07/31/2021 3:50 PM
Godolphin homebred Maxfield, trained by Brendan Walsh, worked five furlongs from the gate July 31 under Jose Ortiz in preparation for the $1 million Whitney Stakes (G1) Aug. 7 at Saratoga Race Course. 
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Curlin Stakes: Dynamic One

on 07/31/2021 6:47 AM
Curlin Stakes
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Change-of-Plea Hearing Set Aug. 11 for Navarro

on 07/30/2021 10:45 PM
Trainer Jorge Navarro, who pled not guilty in April 2020 to charges involving the use of performance-enhancing drugs in racehorses, has a change of plea hearing scheduled Aug. 11 before Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil in the Southern District of New York.
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Dynamic One Enters Travers Picture After Curlin Win

on 07/30/2021 8:44 PM
While chaos was unfolding in the 3-year-old division, trainer Todd Pletcher was biding his time with his grade 2-placed Dynamic One, waiting for the right time to bring him back to the races and reenter the scene.
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Saratoga Will Host Fabulous Fillies Day Aug. 5

on 07/30/2021 7:44 PM
NYRA will honor local breast cancer survivors during Fabulous Fillies Day Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the races. Gates open at 11 a.m.
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As Expected, No 2022 Dates Application for Arlington  

on 07/30/2021 7:44 PM
The Illinois Racing Board received no applications for 2022 racing dates at Arlington International Racecourse by the July 30 deadline, leaving Hawthorne Race Course the only track set to run races in the Chicago area.
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Basketball Game for NY Race Track Chaplaincy on Sept. 1

on 07/30/2021 6:44 PM
The 13th annual jockeys-versus-horsemen charity basketball game, which benefits the programs of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy, will be played Sept. 1 at the Saratoga Springs Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. ET. 
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Pletcher Plotting Stakes Dates for Star-Studded Stable

on 07/30/2021 6:44 PM
While trainer Todd Pletcher prepares his acceptance speech for his Aug. 6 induction into Racing's Hall of Fame, the sport's all-time leader in earnings also has his hands full getting his star-studded stable ready for important graded stakes dates.
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