Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield won his 2,000th career race July 2 when Lady Speightspeare dead-heated with Crystal Cliffs in the CA$176,550 Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.
Rondure stamped himself as a legitimate contender for the Aug. 21 Queen's Plate with a head-turning performance in the July 2 CA$177,900 Marine Stakes (G3) at Woodbine.
After winning the race last year, Bo Hirsch's Ce Ce emphatically repeated in the $300,000 Princess Rooney Invitational Stakes (G2) July 2 at Gulfstream Park, earning another fees-paid berth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) in the fall.
Notching her first graded stakes win was Midnight Stroll in the $295,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) at Delaware Park July 2 when she held off 5-2 favorite Shotgun Hottie by a head.
Bound for Nowhere found daylight in late stretch July 2 to take the CA $203,200 Highlander Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine, going 2-for-2 this season for owner/trainer Wesley Ward.
After losing one candidate for the Travers Stakes (G1), it did not take trainer Todd Pletcher long to find another as Charge It galloped to a 23-length score in the July 2 Dwyer Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park.
Olympiad put away Caddo River and Mandaloun on the second turn and comfortably repelled a bid from Americanrevolution to win the $750,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) July 2 at Churchill Downs.
Winless in her previous two starts this year, Shedaresthedevil refuted the naysayers when she streaked past a stubborn Super Quick in deep stretch to garner the seventh graded stakes race of her career in the July 2 Fleur de Lis Stakes (G2).
Aloha West got a confidence-booster July 2 in the $160,000 Kelly's Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs, and the drop in class resulted in a return to the winner's circle for the Hard Spun colt's first score of 2022.
Main-track specialists took full advantage as the two 3-year-old events originally slated for the turf on the July 2 card at Churchill Downs instead were run on the main track to allow for recovery of the adjacent grass course.
If there was any concern that a trip to the Middle East and a fourth-place finish at 1 1/4 miles would have a negative impact on the brilliant Life Is Good, it was washed away in a shade under one minute and 22 seconds.
Hurricane Lane, a multiple group 1-winning 3-year-old, makes his second start of 2022 in the July 3 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1).
The 3-year-old French-trained colt defeated a top-class field in the July 2 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (G1) at Sandown Racecourse.
The initial day of enforcing Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority registration unfolded at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs July 2 without any major issues or scratches due to licensing snafus, officials said.
Three-time stakes winner Becca Taylor has won eight of nine races lifetime, with only a nose loss keeping her from a perfect record.
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Mo Donegal exited the 1 1/2-mile race June 11 with bone bruising and will be out of training for 60 days, co-owner Donegal Racing announced July 2.
An open letter sent on behalf of the THA, KTA, TOC, and TOBA identified general and specific issues after a review of the extensive documents.
Shawn Steacy picked up his second Ontario Sires Stakes Gold win of the 2022 season when Macho Phil claimed the first of two divisions for 3-year-old pacing colts and geldings on July 2 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Rockyroad Hanover caught the eye with an impressive 1:46 2/5 performance in the first of two Roll With Joe divisions for open pacers on Saturday night at the Meadowlands, but then Bulldog Hanover raised the stakes and lowered the boom in the other flight, tying the all-time, all-age pacing world record of 1:46.
Racine Bell was at the top of her game on Saturday night, and Jason Bartlett put her where she needed to be, going virtually wire-to-wire to capture the $143,000 Perfect Sting for open mares at the Meadowlands in a career-best 1:47 2/5 clocking.