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Big Lick Farm's Antoaneta emerged from a stretch duel with Sophia Is an Angel a head in front at the wire to give trainer Carl Allsop the first victory of his career July 1 at Laurel Park.
Wonder Gadot fulfilled a lifelong dream for Anderson June 30 at Woodbine when she became the first winner of the Canadian classic bred by Anderson Farms—the iconic operation founded by Anderson's father, late Canadian Hall of Famer Robert Anderson.
Trainer Roger Charlton and owner Tony Bloom have long had an Emirates Melbourne Cup (G1) dream, and it came a step closer to reality with Withhold's Northumberland Plate victory Saturday.
Saxon Warrior will drop in trip for the Juddmonte International Stakes (G1) on his next start, Aidan O'Brien said Sunday, setting up a potential clash with Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Enable at York next month.
With clients seeking to reduce the number of horses they have in training or to capitalize on recent successes, Claiborne Farm for the first time will have a consignment at Fasig-Tipton's July Horses of Racing Age Sale.
Investec Derby (G1) runner-up Dee Ex Bee remains firmly on course for the William Hill St Leger Stakes (G1) at Doncaster September 15 despite disappointing in Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1).
By order of the track stewards, the New York Racing Association canceled its live racing card at Belmont Park July 1 because of extreme heat.
Alter Moon's five-length victory in the $75,000 Azalea Stakes June 30 at Gulfstream Park gave her sire, Alternation, his first stakes winner.
Like so many of his stakes wins, Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm's speedy 6-year-old gray X Y Jet shot to the lead in the six-furlong sprint Saturday, opened up a clear lead, and kept on to the wire unchallenged.
Grade 1 winner Itsmyluckyday was represented by his first winner June 30 when Cohenscollegefund sped to a 4 3/4-length win in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race at Evangeline Downs.
Heavy favorites took high-profile juvenile stakes June 30 at Churchill Downs.
In her first start for trainer Steve Asmussen June 30, Santa Anita Oaks (G1) winner Midnight Bisou simply cruised around the main track at Belmont Park.
It was no surprise trainer Chad Brown won the $300,000 United Nations Stakes (G1T) June 30 at Monmouth Park, but the horse who crossed the wire first was a stunner.
Madaket Stables, Ten Strike Racing, and Steve Laymon's Long On Value closed late to just nab Lady Alexandra at the wire in the $250,000 Highlander Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.
After Stronach Stables' homebred Delta Prince won the $175,000 King Edward Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine in his first start in 10 months, his connections can't help entertaining thoughts of unlimited potential.
Colts Neck Stables' runner won by half a length in debut.
A new set of blinkers gave the Medaglia d'Oro filly wings, and she snapped a six-race losing streak in Canada's most prestigious classic to win her first race of the 2018 season.
The O'Brien brothers, Joseph and Donnacha, notched a first Irish classic success June 30, as Latrobe held off Rostropovich and Saxon Warrior, both trained by their father, Aidan, in a rousing finish to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1).
Grade 1 winner Audible will get a freshening and target major races at the beginning of 2019, Elliott Walden of co-owner WinStar Farm said June 30.
On the eve of the 159th Queen's Plate, Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson sat down with BloodHorse Daily editor Claire Crosby to talk tradition, progress, and the challenges faced by the Toronto track, and the racing world in general.