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July 11, 2014
Those who can’t wait for Friday’s official opening of Saratoga can attend a five-hour open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Summer Front, second in his last two trips to Southern California, is headed west again, this time pointing to the Grade 1, $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes on July 20 at Del Mar.
Saratoga Snacks, the multiple stakes-winning New York-bred owned by Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells, worked four furlongs in 49.01 seconds Friday morning over the Belmont Park training track. It was his first breeze in six months.
Trainer Bret Calhoun is setting up a 15-horse division at Louisiana Downs and said he would begin moving horses to the Bossier City track Monday.
Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong continued preparations for an expected start July 26 in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga by working a strong six furlongs in 1:13.17 Friday morn ing over the Belmont Park training track.
The 3-year-old Good Bye Greg, a sharp winner in each of his first two starts at Arlington and Woodbine, remains on track to race at the Saratoga meet after breezing a half-mile in a bullet 47 seconds Wednesday.
Having won the Arlington Sprint for the third time in a row, the 9-year-old Saint Leon finds himself in a familiar midsummer position – a holding pattern.
The dates agreement between Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course, finalized last week after months of negotiations, put an end to the agonizing one-year, head-to-head conflict between the two tracks. The positive effects have been reaped immediately ...
Global View exited his disappointing seventh-place finish July 5 in the Belmont Derby in good physical condition, has returned to trainer Tom Proctor’s string at Arlington, and is being pointed for the Secretariat Stakes on Aug. 16, according to Craig ...
Several old-timers will take part in the seventh, which rounds out the early pick four and starts the second one. The $10,000 claimer is tricky to handicap, and it might be wise to use a few closers and a couple of front-runners in horizontal wagers. ...