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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.
Ageless ties course record in Royal North win
Lael Stables' Ageless showed her sprinting prowess on turf for the third straight time this season when taking the $142,111 Royal North Stakes in a course-record equaling time on the turf July 27 at Woodbine.
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 July 26 at Del Mar.
Coup de Grace closes fast to win 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 ½-furlong sprint for his late-running style.
Irish Surf an easy winner in Grade 3 Cougar II
The $100,000 Cougar II Stakes may have been a marathon, but it was over in a hurry after Irish Surf took command and never received a challenge the evening of July 25 at Del Mar.
V. E. Day shows courage in Curlin Stakes win
Magalen O. Bryant's V. E. Day strung three victories in a row and collected his first stakes score July 25 in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, giving jockey Jose Lezcano his 2,000th career win.
Dance With Fate dead after accident at Del Mar
Grade 1 winner Dance With Fate was euthanized after sustaining a serious injury July 24 when he bolted and crashed into a fence while on the track at Del Mar prepping for the upcoming San Diego Handicap.
La Tia leads wire-to-wire to win Ontario Matron
Salvador Hernandez's homebred La Tia made a tour de force of the $144,053 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine July 26, leading wire to wire and drawing off at the end to best eight other fillies and mares in impressive 6 ¼-length fashion.
Queen's horse positive for banned substance
Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace announced July 22.
Keeneland installs dirt surface on main track
Keeneland has begun installation of the dirt racing surface on its main track, the final step in the renovation project that is on schedule for completion next month in advance of the fall meeting.
Daring Dancer takes G2 Lake George by a head
With a late stretch move, favored Daring Dancer caught A Little Bit Sassy to win by a head in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes July 23 over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.
Untapable breezes ahead of $1 million Haskell
Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable, a perfect four-for-four in 2014, on July 21 put in her final breeze for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational.
Will Take Charge works five furlongs for Whitney
Willis Horton's Will Take Charge breezed five furlongs July 21 in anticipation of his next start in the Aug. 2 Whitney Invitational Handicap.
Tom's Tribute gets win in Grade 1 Eddie Read
Tom's Tribute became a grade I winner July 20 when he held even-money favorite Summer Front safe through the homestretch to register a 1 ¼-length victory in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes on the Del Mar turf.
Stopchargingmaria impressive in CCA Oaks victory
Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria took over rounding the far turn and drew off to an impressive five-length victory over Unbridled Forever in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course July 20.
Somali Lemonade gets up to upset G1 Diana
Somali Lemonade passed one Grade 1 winner in deep stretch and held off a two-time Grade 1 winner at the wire to win the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes July 19 at Saratoga Race Course.
Istanford rolls to Grade 2 win on Del Mar turf
Guided through a smooth trip by Rafael Bejarano, Istanford led every step of the way at 10-1 odds to dominate the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap on the renovated turf course at Del Mar July 19.
Aurelia's Belle runs by Stellaris in Arlington Oaks
Aureilia's Belle overtook Stellaris in the lane of Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Arlington Oaks and pulled off to a three-quarter length victory under jockey Channing Hill.
Up With the Birds rallies from last in Nijinsky
Sam-Son Farms' homebred Up With the Birds rallied last-to-first to capture Saturday's Grade 2, $236,400 Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine, scoring his first victory since last October's Jamaica Handicap.
Big Trouble runs to upset win in G3 Sanford
Team D's Big Trouble took advantage of a torrid pace upfront and surged at the wire to capture his stakes debut in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Sanford Stakes for two-year-olds at Saratoga.
Jockey Stevens to have full knee replacement
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens' damaged right knee is worse than originally thought and will require complete replacement, complicating his plans for a later comeback.
Fashion Alert steals show in G3 Schuylerville
George Bolton and Barry Hall's Fashion Alert remained undefeated in two starts and picked up her first graded stakes victory in the process July 18, but had to work hard to do it in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Summer Front eyes Grade 1 win in Eddie Read
Unsuccessful in six previous tries at the Grade 1 level, Summer Front is well-positioned to break through as part of a small field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, the first top-level race of the Del Mar season July 20.
Field of six fillies set to contest G1 CCA Oaks
Despite the absence of Untapable, who chose to run in the Haskell Invitational Handicap instead of running in the CCA Oaks at 1-10 or lower, only six fillies showed up for a race that used to be the crowning achievement for a 3-year-old filly.
BC Classic winner Mucho Macho Man retired
Mucho Macho Man, dramatic winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Paris, Ky., for the 2015 season. A fee will be announced at a later date.
Untapable will take on the boys in Haskell Inv.
Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable will face males in the July 27 William Hill Haskell Invitational, trainer Steve Asmussen told Monmouth Park officials July 14.
Belle Gallantey upsets 'Princess' in Del 'Cap
Belle Gallantey, a $35,000 claim just seven months ago, lulled her rivals to sleep on the front end and carried on to upset the $750,000 Delaware Handicap July 12 at Delaware Park.
Hangover Kid rallies late to win Bowling Green
Hangover Kid, surging along the inside in the final furlong, produced a head-bobbing victory over odds-on Grandeur in the $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap, the 6-year-old's first graded stakes score July 12 at Belmont Park.
Finnegans Wake wins tight finish in Arlington 'Cap
Donegal Racing's Finnegans Wake tallied his first stakes victory in a thriller July 12, getting his head in front of fast-finishing Admiral Kitten at the wire to win the Arlington Handicap.
Divine Oath closes fast to win American Derby
Let's Go Stable's Divine Oath stormed up the rail and denied British raider Our Channel a win in the $200,000 American Derby July 12 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Doinghardtimeagain takes Great Lady M. Stakes
Making her second start of the year, Doinghardtimeagain returned to winning form with a perfect stalking trip for jockey Mike Smith in the $200,000 Great Lady M. Stakes July 12 at Los Alamitos Race Course.
The Pizza Man best in Grade 3 Stars and Stripes
The Pizza Man almost always delivers, and he did so again with a front-running half-length tally in the marathon Stars and Stripes Stakes for his first graded stakes win July 12 on the Arlington International Race Course turf.
Ben's Cat gets third straight Parx Dash victory
The irrepressible Ben's Cat came from off the pace with a big rush on the outside to register his third consecutive win in the $200,000 Parx Dash Handicap on the turf at the Pennsylvania track July 12.
HOY Wise Dan gets first breeze since surgery
Trainer Charlie LoPresti was breathing a little easier and exercise rider Damien Rock was smiling a little wider the morning of July 11 after two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sailed through his first breeze since undergoing colic surgery May 16.
Jockey Stevens set for surgery, plans return
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is taking another break from the saddle to undergo knee replacement surgery, but the 51-year-old rider plans to return to competition again.
Main Sequence wins United Nations in US debut
Main Sequence came from well off the pace to win the 63rd running of the $500,000 United Nations Stakes July 6 at Monmouth Park, covering the 1 3/8 miles in 2:14 ⅕ over a firm course.