Kaleem Shah’s Bayern broke sharply and rolled to a sharp score in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Seven weeks after finishing behind Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes, Wicked Strong turned away a challenge from the Grade 1 winner to win the 51st running of the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on Saturday at Saratoga.
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito will give Grade 2-winning sprinter Spot another chance to stretch out in Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles.
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.
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.