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Retired U.S. Army officer Mark Simms Jr. recorded his first Churchill Downs win as a trainer June 1 with 3-year-old Kaziranga.
The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival kicks off June 6 with three feature races, the $200,000 Intercontinental Stakes (G3T), $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (G3T), and $150,000 Astoria Stakes, for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
Silk Racing's Indy Champ rallied by pacesetting Aerolithe in the final strides to win the Yasuda Kinen (G1) June 2 at Tokyo Racecourse, setting a track record while also earning a berth into the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) in November.
Master Fencer will resurface June 8 in New York for the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with hopes of becoming the first Japanese horse to capture an American Triple Crown race.