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The result of the $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes (G3) was known by the time Marley's Freedom hit the quarter pole at Santa Anita Park on May 27.
After entering the starting gate as the 12-1 longest shot on the board, Chiefswood Stable's Niigon's Eclipse took it to a field of five other fillies and mares to score her first graded victory in the May 27 Nassau Stakes (G2T) on the Woodbine turf.
A severe thunderstorm forced the Maryland Jockey Club to cancel the final six races of a 10-race program at Pimlico Race Course on May 27.
Lancaster Bomber gave trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-breaking seventh win in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) at the Curragh on May 27, beating better-fancied stablemate Cliffs of Moher by two lengths under jockey Seamie Heffernan.
Wagnerian (JPN) parlayed clear sailing and firm footing to a half-length victory in the 85th running of the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby, G1) May 27 at Tokyo Racecourse.
The Niarchos family's Alpha Centauri pulled an upset to give trainer Jessica Harrington a first classic win when she came home strongly from off the pace to land the May 27 Tattersalls Irish One Thousand Guineas (G1) at the Curragh.
With less than a month remaining in Santa Anita's current Meet, the track's "Ship & Stay" program continues attract new horses to Southern California and to generate significant bonus money for participating owners and trainers.
Social Misfit went off at 8-1 for the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Classic, and much to the delight of his backers, he covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.94 to win over a fast track.
Terry Hamilton and Brian Lynch are nothing if not persistent, especially where 7-year-old Heart to Heart is concerned.
With a heavy downpour overnight in Louisville, trainer Bob Baffert's assistant Jimmy Barnes slightly adjusted the plans for undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Justify May 27.
In his seventh season of racing, Adam Staple and Jalin Stable's hard-hitting Page McKenney showed the same determination that has brought him back year after year.
Jockey Julio Felix recorded the 3,000th win of his career in a photo finish aboard Ragnar Korthase's Carnoustie on May 25 at Arlington International Racecourse.
American Post gelding now has seven grade 2 victories.
The Jersey Shore is known for bringing out the wild side in some. For Money Multiplier, a venture to the area has once against brought out his winning side.
Carlos H. Marquez, Jr. notched his 3,000th victory in North America when he guided Savemethelastdance to a two-length score in the seventh race May 26 at Arlington International Racecourse.
DP Racing's Sophie P (GB) figured to take a step forward in her second U.S. start, but a win in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) May 26 was a leap.
Rusty Arnold contemplated shipping Miss Kentucky out of town for her next stakes try. Instead, the venerable trainer opted to keep the hometown girl in her own backyard—and she responded by delivering her most impressive outing yet.
Are You Kidding Me split horses with a commanding move May 26 in the $175,000 Eclipse Stakes (G2) at Woodbine, then held off a late run from Melmich to secure his third victory in the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta race.
The way the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) was playing out, Hronis Racing's Accelerate was either going to run into trouble or run away.
Coolmore runners headline both top-level contests at the Curragh May 27, with Cliffs Of Moher (IRE) facing four rivals in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) before Happily (IRE) squares off against 12 in the Tattersalls Irish One Thousand Guineas (G1).