Fashion Alert made it 2-for-2 in stakes appearances, outfinishing Take Charge Brandi after a protracted battle to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, the opening-day feature for the 146th meet at Saratoga Race Course.
It was announced July 15 that Florida-bred Mucho Macho Man has been retired from racing.
“Couldn’t ask for anything better for his first breeze,” trainer Charlie LoPresti said after two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked on Keeneland’s turf course Friday morning.
Princess of Sylmar, owned by King of Prussia Stable and foaled about 30 miles from Delaware Park, tops the 77th renewal of the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap on Saturday.
Soi Phet won the opening day feature at Los Alamitos July 3, taking down top prize in the Bertrando Stakes.
Shared Belief, the champion 2-year-old of 2013, will try to stay undefeated against six opponents in the Grade 2, $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby Saturday at Los Alamitos.
California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is back on the Kentucky Derby trail in a big way this year after saddling the top two finishers of the Rebel Stakes (G2) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park.
Apprentice jockey Alexandra Jara registered her first career victory in the U.S. while lighting up the toteboard in Sunday’s second race at Gulfstream Park.
Carlo Vaccarezza enjoyed a spectacular 2012 racing season when his homebred Little Mike put the local restaurateur and his wife, Priscilla, in the winner’s circle following some of the industry’s biggest events.