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When asked how he felt aboard Kaleem Shah's heavily favored Run Away in the turn of the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Sept. 23 at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Flavien Prat didn't get out a word as much as he let out a sound.
Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.
Sharp Azteca went straight to the lead and held that position gate to wire in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2), going one mile Sept. 23 at Belmont Park.
Gary and Mary West's West Coast once again put on an eye-catching display against his age group Sept. 23 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and put himself in a position to seriously challenge top-level older horses later in the year.
The top five sires by average price (minimum of three sold) all experienced double-digit percent increases in average between 21.5% and 48.5% when compared with their 2016 sale results.
Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.
Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman.
Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.
Trapeze Artist was unwanted at the sales and forgotten by punters, but was simply too good in the De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (G1) at Rosehill Sept. 23.
With a new format and vibrant activity from start to finish, Keeneland completed its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 23 with record average and median and gross receipts that were the best since the pre-recession 2008 auction.
New York stallion Emcee earned his first winner via his 2-year-old Ohio-bred filly Another Level, who took a maiden special weight race on the grass at Retama Park in Texas Sept. 22.
Margoth's Gunnevera returned to the work tab at Gulfstream Park West Sept. 23 for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 contests at Parx Racing will likely be a factor in the race for each 3-year-old divisional championship.
Owner/breeder Ken Ramsey said he worked the phone all day Sept. 22 to field calls from multiple stud farms in England, plus other inquiries from Ireland, Canada, and Qatar, interested in standing his homebred leading sire Kitten's Joy.
In the few months since champion Champagne Room returned to training, Peter Eurton has observed a change in the large bay filly.
Two championships may be decided Sept. 23 at Parx Racing, of all places.
Winstar Farm's Elliott Walden might be occupied with the Keeneland September sale, but his attention will turn to Australia Sept. 23.
A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to top the Sept. 22 penultimate session of Keeneland's September yearling sale.
Chester and Mary Broman's Highway Star, beaten a head last time in the Ballerina (G1) at Saratoga, cuts back to 6 1/2 furlongs for the Sept. 24 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2).
Gross sales for Keeneland September yearling sale exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008 with the sale of Hip 3313 during the Sept. 21 session of the 12-day auction.