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YESTERDAY September 01, 2014
Another stakes, another victory for trainer Larry Jones at Monmouth. Jones improved to 4 for 7 in stakes here this meet as Blue Violet took the $76,000 Lady’s Secret for fillies and mares.
Munirah edged a game Sumba Sunset by a head on Monday in the Grade 3, $105,000 Boiling Springs Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Monmouth Park.
Trainer Graham Motion said he always thought that Ring Weekend might be a little better on turf than dirt. Ring Weekend confirmed that theory with an impressive 2 3/4-length victory over the pace-setting Smooth Daddy in Monday’s $300,000 Saranac.
Cary Street was the 28-1 upset winner of the Grade 3, $200,000 Greenwood Cup on Monday at Parx Racing.
Things did not go well for Quality Lass before or after the $200,000 Turf Amazon at Parx Racing on Monday, but for the 57-plus seconds of the race she was perfect.
Gentleman’s Kitten was sent straight to the front and never looked back in posting an easy triumph Monday in the $50,000 Cliff Guilliams Memorial on closing day of the 2014 meet at Ellis Park in western Kentucky.
Driver Yannick Gingras steered Lyonssomewhere to the front and took no prisoners in a strong showing to capture the first leg of the Pacing Triple Crown.
Arlington shipper Pirate’s Trove won the $111,800 Etobicoke Stakes easily under Florent Geroux on a holiday Monday at Woodbine.
In a highly anticipated matchup between sons of the stallion Super Saver, Competitive Edge rolled to a convincing 5 3/4-length victory over I Spent It in Monday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga.
Lord Nelson, a debut winner July 19, was expected to be one of the leading contenders in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Wednesday. But trainer Bob Baffert kept him out of the race.