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Prairie Meadows (Iowa):
  • Danzatrice (Mike Smith/Steve Asmussen) was victorious in the Iowa Distaff, the race prior to the Iowa Derby. Bombers come in second and third. Awaiting the final tally but this should be astronomical....EDIT: The $.50 trifecta paid in excess of $1,000. The $1 super returned $15,000.
  • Hence (Mike Smith/Steve Asmussen) won the Iowa Derby. While Smith had an unsuccessful Thursday, he was tremendous tonight.
  • The Mike Smith/Steve Asmussen winners returned $9.40 and $9.60. Healthy prices considering Smith's reputation in big races. From last to first:

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • Edgard Zayas won four times.

Laurel (Maryland):
  • No show wagering in race 8 and a 1-to-5 entry finished out of the money in a 5-horse field. The prices raised an eye brow or two. $10.20 to win, $38.80 to place for the winner. The runner up paid $22.40 for place.


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New York got close to a 1.5 inches of rain but the inner turf is listed as firm, the Widener is good and all scheduled turf races are on.

Sources: David Grening and Andy Serling.

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Suffolk Downs (Massachusetts) has its opening festival weekend with some decent purses and there are many shippers. This should provide some attractive returns.

Arlington (Illinois) also has a decent card. $100,000 in race 8 shouldn't be avoided. Options exist.


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Belmont (New York):
  • An 11-race card handled over $22,000,000 and that included more than $3m bet at the track. Attendance was 12,667, a dramatic increase from the 2016 card.
  • At least one winning ticket for the $2 Pick 5 was worth in excess of $518,000 and a $2 pick 4 returned more than $70,000 following race 5.
  • At least one winning ticket for the $2 Pick 6 was worth in excess of $166,000 following race 10.
  • Races 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 were all graded stakes.
  • Jose Ortiz won five times (races 1, 2, 9, 10 and 11) and Joel Rosario was victorious in races (3, 6 and 7).
  • Race 11, the finale, Jose Ortiz chased down his brother Irad to make a $92.50 all-Ortiz brothers exacta.
  • Race 10, the $1,250,000 Grade I Belmont Derby was won by Oscar Performance [B](Jose Ortiz/Brian Lynch). Oscar Performance is 4-for-5 in New York and 1-for-3 outside the state.
  • Keen Ice (Jose Ortiz/Todd Pletcher) won the Grade II $750,000 Suburban (race 9). Keen Ice is now 3-for-22 lifetime, halted a 10-race losing streak and won for the first time esince August 2015 when he stunned the world by defeating American Pharoah in the Travers.
  • Joel Rosario, once again showed when he is in the zone what happens, and he had three winners including the Grade III Dwyer and the Grade II Sprint. In the Dwyer, Manny Franco rode a 43-to-1 to second place, by far the longest price on the board in a 5-horse field.
  • In the Dwyer Stakes (race 6), Practical Joke (Joel Rosario/Chad Brown) had a striking victory though in a short field.
  • In the Belmont Sprint (race 7), Mind Your Biscuits (Joel Rosario/Chad Summers), who is 6-6-2 lifetime in 16 races, won. Trainer Summers is 4-for-25 lifetime and relatively new as a trainer at the age of 32.
  • Trainer Chad Brown finished 1-2-3 in race 8, the $1,000,000 Belmont Oaks. That should pay a few of his bills. The $2 all-Brown trifecta paid $102.50. To finish top 3 in a race is highly uncommon, to do it in a Grade I is almost fictional. He won two of the five graded stakes races. Javier Castellano rode.
  • Dylan Davis had the biggest winner in terms of payout when a 29-to-1 wired the field in race 5, the second highest odds in a field of nine, which enabled the tote to explode with the prices listed above.
  • Sometimes you don't need a win to turn a profit, or paraphrasing Felix's line from The Odd Couple "You don't have to win?!?! And you still lose?" Junior Alvarado, with only two rides all day and long a preferred rider, finished second at 14-to-1 to a 9-to-1 winner. The heavily bet favored entry came in third and fourth. Alvarado paid $13.60 and $5.60. Very comforting.

Delaware Park (Delaware):
  • In the Grade III $200,000 feature, Chris DeCarlo visited from New York and in his only race of the day scored with a $22.40 winner. Joe Bravo came in second and the $2 exacta paid $86.60.
  • There is never a sure thing or a lock but the Grade III $300,000 Delaware Oaks was a 6-horse field and with a California shipper going off eventually at 3-to-5, the only question was who would come in second. And seeing trainer Larry Jones at 8-to-1 morning line was the true option though his runner went off at half that price. And that is how it finished. The winner was the only ride of the day for young and talented Drayden Van Dyke and for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. A $14.20 was a nice reward considering a short field with a 3-to-5 topping the ticket.

Suffolk Downs (Massachusetts):
  • As mentioned above, many shippers ran thanks in part to attractive purses. This is the first of six live racing dates in 2017 and I expect to see more of the same.
  • The track handled over $1.3 million from all sources, a pretty good day considering the competition and being a mid-year opening day.
  • Angel Arroyo, a rider from New York mainly, had seven mounts. He was 2-2-1.
  • Jay Bernardini, now mostly in West Virginia and the leading trainer at the track when it held its final full meet in 2013, won the finale beating a 29-to-1 bomb that was caught at the wire in one of the most exciting races of the day.
  • In the Jill Jellison Memorial Stakes, the feature race at $75,000, the longest shot on the board won at 13-to-1. The horse has run in many parts of the U.S. but most recently in Louisiana and Texas. Jill Jellison was a legendary New England rider who lost her battle to cancer about two years ago while in her 40s.
  • Jockey Jenn Miller, currently a mid-Atlantic rider, celebrated her victory with much elation. She is a 32-year-old bug jockey who used to ride dressage (a highly skilled form of riding) and hails from the western part of the state.
  • In race 5, 11-year-old Khan of Khans ran for the 100th time and to a fifth place finish. The horse has won 26 races and most recently has run at Finger Lakes in New York. The horse has finished, perhaps oddly, 1st, 2nd or 5th in his last 13 races.

Arlington (Illinois):
  • Four graded stakes races highlighted the card.
  • In race 5, a $100,000 Grade III, Julien Leparoux/Ian Wilkes combined to win with Sonic Boom.
  • In race 6, a $100,000 Grade III, Declan Cannon/Ignacio Correas combined to win with Dona Bruja.
  • In race 8, a $100,000 Grade III, Julien Leparoux/Michael Maker combined to win with Keystoneforvictory in a thrilling race that saw The Pizza Man go down to defeat. He is now 17-for-35 lifetime ad has won just once in nine starts since the beginning of 2016. It is only his third second place finish lifetime.
  • In race 9, a $100,000 Grade III, 12-to-1 and 45-to-1 bombs finished atop the card to return over $700 for a $2 exacta bet. Edwin Gonzalez/Jaime Ness (East coast connections) topped the ticket.


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Belmont (New York):
  • American Gal raced for the first time outside California and won the $150,000 feature race. It was also her first graded stakes win in her fifth career start. Flavien Prat/Simon Callaghan, west coast stalwarts, were the victors. The win was impressive since the filly was bumped at the start of the race but recovered nicely.

Monmouth (New Jersey):
  • Todd Pletcher's New Jersey 0-for skid has ended with a win in his 18th start.

Suffolk Downs (Massachusetts):
  • Jenn Miller had to be the hit of the meet. It was mentioned yesterday, too, but this day she had two winners including a remarkable 43-to-1 shot which paid $88.60.
  • Local legend Tami Piermarini had three wins including the first two races. She is at 50 years of age and riding mostly at Finger Lakes.
  • One $2 Pick 3 paid over $2,500. That is a large sum for the track.

Laurel (Maryland):
  • Taylor Hole, who rode for many years at Suffolk Downs, brought home a $91.40 winner in race 9. The exacta returned $936. The $1 super exceeded $22,000.

Presque Isle (Pennsylvania):
  • Race 6 had a $100,000 purse: Florent Geroux finished second to a 6-to-1 winner.
  • Race 7 had a $100,000 purse: Brian Hernandez, Jr./Dallas Stewart won with Tom's Ready (owned by Tom Benson of the New Orleans Saints and a Pennsylvania-bred horse of the year). Tom's Ready ran in the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Jeremy Rose finished second.

Woodbine (Toronto, Ontario):
  • In race 6 and 7, 18-to-1 and 38-to-1 combined for a $2 double worth $2,631.70.


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Key July Events:

Songbird:
  • July 15: Delaware Handicap - Delaware Park (Delaware) - Grade I - 1 1/4 mile - $750,000

Arrogate:
  • July 22: San Diego Handicap - Del Mar (California) - Grade II - 1 1/16 mile - $300,000 (if he runs)

Saratoga (New York):
  • The meet opens July 21 and runs through Labor Day weekend. Arguably the best meet at any track throughout the year.


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And then the word on Ben's Cat who just retired. The Cat is a Maryland legend maybe the second best horse bred in the state. Hopefully we see improvement.

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Four-time Maryland Horse of the Year and multi-million dollar-earner Ben's Cat remains in critical condition but is said to be improving since undergoing surgery at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute to repair an epiploic foramen entrapment on July 6.

Known as “The Pride of Maryland” during his 63-race career, the 11-year-old Parker's Storm Cat gelding retired in June to Bayne and Christina Welker's Spring Ridge Farm in Versailles, Ky. He continues to be under the care of internal medicine specialist Dr. Rana Bozorgmanesh.
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-...colic-surgery/

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The hard-knocking Ben’s Cat is recovering from colic surgery performed late last week in Kentucky.

The 11-year-old gelding, who arrived in Kentucky during the final week of June after his retirement was announced, is at the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute under the care of internal medicine specialist Dr. Rana Bozorgmanesh. Ben’s Cat had surgery last Thursday to repair an epiploic foramen entrapment – the displacement of a segment of the small intestine through a small hole.

“He’s good – he’s come a long way,” said Christina Welker, who houses the gelding at her Spring Ridge Farm in nearby Versailles. Welker spoke from Ben’s Cat’s stall at the clinic, saying she visits the gelding every day before returning home to care for her other horses.
http://www.drf.com/news/bens-cat-rec...olic-surgery-0


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DELAWARE HANDICAP (Grade I)
  • What: The fascinating journey of the spectacular Songbird continues. Giving away as much as 13 pounds, Songbird is opening up at the imposing odds of 1-to-5.
  • History: First run in 1937. Since 1983, this race has been won by a 4 or 5 year old.
  • When: Saturday, July 15, 2017, Race 9 of 11, 5:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Where: Delaware Park, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Distance: 1 1/4 mile
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Purse: $750,000
  • Runners (age, sex): Three-year-old and up. Fillies and mares,
  • Preview: http://www.brisnet.com/content/2017/...ware-handicap/ and http://www.drf.com/news/songbird-may...e-handicap-win
  • Television: Fox Sports 2, MSG+, Fox Sports Prime Ticket, Fox Sports Ohio, and Fox Sports San Diego.
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Horse Age/Sex
Owner
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Morning Line Odds
1Miss Mo Kelly5/mare Kellyn Gorder Kellyn Gorder Carol Cedeno 111 15-1
2Martini Glass4/fillyCampanella & NationKeith NationsJose Ferrer1158-1
3 Weep No More 4/filly Ashbrook Farm George Arnold II Joel Rosario 111 6-1
4 Line of Best Fit 7/mare Sheffield Stable Keiron Magee TBA 112 12-1
5 Songbird 4/filly Fox Hill Farms Jerry Hollendorfer Mike Smith 124 1-5
6 Hone In 5/mare G. Watts Humphrey, Jr Victoria Oliver Tyler Gaffalione 111 15-1
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Songbird is sophisticated, stylish and athletic. She is a wonder. The only blemish is being nosed by the hair of a flared nostril from an older Beholder.

The only other time she went 1 1/4 miles was in the Alabama at Saratoga (NY) and she won by 7 lengths.

Her record: 13 12-1-0
  • Santa Anita (CA) 6 5-1-0
  • Del Mar (CA) 2 2-0-0
  • Saratoga (NY) 2 2-0-0
  • Belmont (NY): 1 1-0-0
  • Parx (PA) 1 1-0-0
  • Keeneland (KY) 1 1-0-0

By distance: 13 12-1-0
  • 6 furlongs 1 1-0-0
  • 7 furlongs 1 1-0-0
  • 1 mile (8 furlongs) 1 1-0-0
  • 1 1/16 mile (8.5 furlongs) 7 7-0-0
  • 1 1/8 mile (9 furlongs) 2 1-1-0
  • 1 1/4 mile (10 furlongs) 1 1-0-0


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I wonder how much impact Songbird, a daughter to Medaglia d'Oro, had on this purchase. The person who bought the yearling is relatively new to the industry and was the CFO of a company near Boston.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/b...yearling-sale/

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Lawrence Best, owner of OXO Equine, went to $1 million for Hip 290, a Medaglia d'Oro filly out of stakes winner Hung The Moon. Best, who made a splash earlier this year when he bought a pair of seven-figure 2-year-olds at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale, now has a stable of seven. Fasig-Tipton officials said this marked the first time a filly had brought seven figures at the July Sale since 1982.

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INDIANA DERBY (Grade III)
  • What: Irap was installed as the morning line favorite.
  • History: 23rd running.
  • When: Saturday, July 15, 2017, Race 9 of 10, 9:49 PM Eastern Time
  • Where: Indiana Grand Race Course, Shelbyville, Indiana
  • Distance: 1 1/16 mile
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Purse: $500,000
  • Runners (age, sex): Three-year-old. Open.
  • Preview: http://www.drf.com/news/irap-classes-indiana-derby
  • Television: TVG
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Horse Jockey
Weight
Trainer
Morning Line Odds
1 Society Beau (KY) James Graham 121 Neil J. Howard15-1
2 Irap (KY) Mario Gutierrez 124 Doug F. O'Neill 8-5
3 Wild Shot (KY) Corey J. Lanerie 124 George R. Arnold, II 8-1
4 Brockton George (FL) Manoel R. Cruz 117 Kenneth G. McPeek 15-1
5 Hollywood Handsome (KY) Florent Geroux 121 Dallas Stewart8-1
6 Han Sense (IA) Joe Bravo 117 Michael J. Maker 12-1
7 Top Credentials (KY) Rodney A. Prescott 117 James T. Spicer 30-1
8 Awesome Saturday (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 121 W. Bret Calhoun8-1
9 Untrapped (KY) Ricardo Santana, Jr. 117 Steven M. Asmussen6-1
10 Colonelsdarktemper (KY) Jon Kenton Court 121 William H. Fires10-1
11 Watch Me Whip (KY) Robby Albarado 117 Dale L. Romans 10-1


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Belmont (New York):
  • It is worthy of a repeat but when Joel Rosario wins, he generally keeps it going. Rosario had a dazzling day with four victories in seven rides.
  • A strangely unique day for rider Luis Saez who finished second place in five of his six rides and was caught in the stretch what appeared to be as many as three times.
  • Though the Ortiz brothers (Jose and Irad) are dominating the meet in victories, 60 and 58 respectively, the percentages are incredibly close. Of the top ten riders in wins, Jose is at 19%, Irad at 18%, Joel Rosario at 18%, Luis Saez at 17%, Javier Castellano at 16% and Manny Franco at 15%....This meet is in its final days: SARATOGA OPENS JULY 21.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • Luca Panici won his first two rides including 16-to-1 in the opener.
  • The $1 Pick 3 following race 6 paid $7.20. Three successive chalk winner will do that occasionally.

Evangeline (Louisiana):
  • Race 7: $136.00 winner and the $1 daily double paid over $1,500.
  • The $.50 Pick 5 to close the card neared $10,000.

Plainridge (Massachusetts):
  • If there is such a thing as bridge jumpers in harness, it happened in the opener. The winner paid $33.40 for first but $59.60 for third. Runner up paid $22.00 to show. The third place finisher paid $23.40 to show. It would be easy to assume the all/show players were delirious.


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Belmont (New York):
  • Joel Rosario is scorching hot. Sizzling. Blistering. On fire. A continuation of the last few summaries. Three more wins. The man is as streaky a rider that exists in North America and he may just end up in the top three or four riders at the meet.
  • Joel Rosario caught Irad Ortiz, Jr. in the eighth race for his third win of the day. Just a splendid conclusion to the race.
  • Luis Saez won twice today. He is too talented to have a questionable day as he did yesterday.
  • Junior Alvarado is working his way back into riding shape and was astounding on a 16-to-1 winner. An awesome performance. He isn't getting many mounts as yet.
  • OK, what next for Mohaymen. He was disappointing again today in his first career race on turf. Among the competition was Lubash who ran for the 51st time on turf alone. Mohaymen was a wunderkind. He began 5-for-5 but has now lost seven straight with some underwhelming performances.
  • In the finale, the exacta was 16-1. The winner was on the also eligible list. I don't recall too many 16-1 exactas in recent time.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • The opener had a 30-to-1 winner. 40-to-1 came in third, 15-to-1 came in fourth.
  • This is a race in which you don't care if you actually win. It is where you finish. Sometimes chalk is utilized as it was here but something more substantial was attached. Luca Panici is my boy! Look at how he finishes to earn respect for a healthy exacta with an even money topping the ticket. Panici also won earlier in the day with chalk.
Laurel (Maryland):
  • And what was said for Luca above can be nearly duplicated for Ashley Castrenze. She had just two rides but in one, at 17-to-1 and the longest price on the board, she finished with a furious rally to get second and paid $19.80 in the middle. Go get 'em, kid!
  • In the finale, an 11-to-1 nabbed a 46-to-1 at the wire to produce a $348 exacta.

Belterra (Ohio)/Ellis Park (Kentucky)/Laurel (Maryland):
  • Something must have been in the air. At a nearly simultaneous time, a 39-to-1 ($81 winner) won in Ohio while a 24-to-1 ($50 winner) was victorious in Kentucky and an exacta returned $135 in Maryland.
  • A $2 Pick 3 paid $12,000+ after race 5 which began with the bomb listed above in race 3.

Monmouth (New Jersey):
  • In race 8: $71.60 winner, $2 Pick 4 worth $5,452.60 and a $2 double with a $921.40 payout.

Woodbine (Toronto, Canada):
  • The nightcap produced a $115.30 winner. The $2 exacta was more than $1,000. The $2 tri returned a robust $29,000+. For a successful 20 Cent bet, you got close to $15,000. Although, with a $39 winner in the previous race, the double paid only $496.


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Delaware Park (Delaware):
  • Race 9, the $750,000 Grade I Delaware Handicap. I don't care if the expected cakewalk never materialized. She was challenged and she won. Songbird is a certified beast. She is majestic and magnificent. She gave away as much as 13 pounds and tied for the longest she has even run. She didn't appear to be breathing heavy following the race either. What a phenomenon we are witnessing. Just the fact that the entire opposition opened at 99-to-1 should echo. $2.3 million bet on the race, $1.6 million bet on her in the SHOW POOL. $2.10 across the board.
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    "We are happy that we won and we are happy we could win this race for Rick Porter," said Hollendorfer, who will return Songbird to his Southern California base. "I'm not sure where she will go next. There are races all over the country for this filly. Saratoga is definitely a target. We will see how she comes out of this race. It is a tough race going a mile and quarter." Source: Bloodhorse
  • Race 8: Frostmourne (Joel Rosario.Christophe Clement) won the $200,000 Grade III with a 1-to-2 prohibitive favorite. I wouldn't be thrilled if I bet Mike Smith in this race. Not the best of performances.
  • Race 10: a fantastic finish in which three horses were within a neck. Joel Rosario held off two challengers including Ashley Castrenze who nearly pulled an upset.
  • Races 8-9-10: The $1 Pick 3 was almost as minimal as possible at $3.20 with three overwhelming favorites winning. Someone...ahem...tried to get cute and pick a price in the third leg.
  • Race 11: Ashley Castrenze and Lacey Gaudet combined to win the card's finale at 5-to-2 and paid $7.80.
  • Race 6: A Larry Jones-trained horse won race 6 and paid $15.20 to win a $50,000 purse ridden by Edwin Gonzalez who won for the third time this day.
  • Tyler Gaffalione made a rare visit to Delaware and was 7 1-4-1. In the money in six of seven rides.
  • Joel Rosario made a rare visit to Delaware and continued his hot streak at 4 2-1-1. He finished the last three days of racing at 17 9-3-1 (53% wins). If he doesn't get Jockey of the Week, I am not sure who will.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • The rider of the day at the track was Raul Mena who had three mounts and won twice with a 50-to-1 bomb in the opener and a 45-to-1 longshot in race 7.
  • Race 1: $105.60 winner, $45.80 to place, $26.60 to show, $726.60 exacta.
  • The $.50 Pick 3 paid $2,761.30 following the third race.
  • The $.50 Pick 5 after race 5 paid over $26,000. Not bad for fifty cents.
  • Race 7: $95.60 to win, $40.40 to show, $16.00 to place.
  • Race 12: The $ Super Hi Five paid over $56,000.
  • The Rainbow 6 concluded with no winners. Someone had a good chance when the 12 was singled in the finale and Luca Panici riding but at 4-to-1 he rallied before he came up short for third. The carryover is more than $222,000.

Laurel (Maryland):
  • Jose Lezcano visited from New York and won his only ride, the $100,000 feature race on board Morticia who set a course-record breaking-time.
  • What a stretch battle between the 4 and 6 in the final 1/3 (approx.) of a mile. Noses apart the entire way.

Belmont (New York):
  • Javier Castellano (both at 9-to-1), Manny Franco and Luis Saez each won twice.
  • The $2 super in race 7 exceeded $71,000. It was helped by Chris DeCarlo finishing third at 72-to-1 in one of his two rides.

Monmouth (New Jersey):
  • The $.20 Pick 6 paid over $17,000 following the finale.

Indiana Grand (Indiana):
  • The signature card at the meet. Over $1.1 million was bet on the Indiana Derby, an all-time high. Over $3.5 million was bet on the card, another all-time high. The crowd of 13,000+ was yet another record-setter.
  • The $.50 Pick 4 paid $19,000+ after race 5.
  • Through seven races (card is under the lights and ongoing), Florent Geroux is 3-for-3.
  • Overture (Julien Leparoux/Bill Mott) pulled a shocker in the Indiana Oaks at 12-to-1. The third longest shot on the board in an 8-horse field paid paid $27.20.
  • Irap (Mario Gutierrez/Doug O'Neill) opened it up and won (paid $4.80) the Indiana Derby as expected. Irap has now won three of his last four with a terrible Kentucky Derby the lone blemish. He is rounding into form and now sports a career record of 11 3-3-1. Review and replay can be found here: http://www.drf.com/news/irap-dominates-indiana-derby

Los Alamitos (California):
  • West Coast (Drayden Van Dyke/Bob Baffert) won as the heavily bet favored in the Grade III Los Alamitos Derby.

Hastings (Vancouver, Canada):
  • The $2 Pick 6 Jackpot paid over $67,000.


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Belmont (New York):
  • The spring/summer meet closed today with a handle just shy of $13,000,000. And while $579,779,461 was wagered during the entire meet is sizeable it is not nearly at all-time best and some of that can be contributed to rainy weekends. Saratoga opens Friday, arguably the most electric and almost certainly the toughest meet of the calendar year. I expect Johnny V. and Javier Castellano to improve their numbers from this Belmont meet.
  • Jose Ortiz was the leading rider with 63 victories, his brother Irad was second.
  • Of the top ten riders in wins, Jose Ortiz and Joel Rosario had the top percentage at 19%. Ortiz was in the money 54% of the time, which was the high for those in the top ten for victories.
  • Javier Castellano was perhaps subpar with just 36 wins and a percentage of 16%.
  • Chad Brown was the leading trainer with 40 wins.
  • The highest winning percentage of those trainers in the top ten in victories was by Jeremiah Englehart and Jason Servis at 29%. Both were in the money a remarkable 67% of the time. Perhaps a couple of surprises.
  • What happened in race 7? Three horses scratched at the gate is highly uncommon.
  • The opener had a $72.50 winner.
  • There is something about Eric Cancel in finales. He had a 30-to-1 in the lead at the stretch but finished third. Not a win but certainly favorable to deep exotic players.
  • The $2 Pick 6 paid over $106,000 which was the highest payout in North America today.

Laurel (Maryland):
  • Race 3: $100.80 for the winner ridden by Carlos Quinones.
  • Race 5: Carlos Quinones had a $17.80 winner but the finish was perhaps a tad closer than it should have been after the 5 came charging down the outside and almost nipped the winner.
  • Lane Luzzi hasn't done much since losing his bug and rarely gets rides but he was in the money in both of his mounts today. He has won just 7 of his 164 rides in 2017.

Ellis (Kentucky):
  • The opener had some stunning prices. A $170 winner. The exacta returned $2,905.80. The trifecta paid $23,227.20.
  • The Pick 4 was $43,000+, the second highest payout for any wager in North America today.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • Emisael Jaramillo and Edgard Zayas each won three times. Jaramillo was in the money in each of his six rides 3-2-1.
  • Trainer Barry Rose won for the second time in 100 starts in 2017.
  • Gulfstream's carryover exceeds $250,000.

Canterbury (Minnesota):
  • Canterbury has a carryover of $275,000+.

Woodbine (Toronto, Canada):
  • In race 7: An 84-to-1 finished second and paid $58.30 in the middle. The $1 super paid over $25,000.
  • In the Grade III feature, Pink Lloyd won comfortably at 1-to-9. The 5-year-old is now 7-for-9 lifetime with four straight wins all of which are stakes races in 2017.
  • Woodbine has a carryover in excess of $350,000.

Los Alamitos (California):
  • The brief 8-day spring/summer meet closed today with a handle $40.3 million in that period. Onto Del Mar!


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Delaware Park (Delaware):
  • Joel Rosario made a rare visit to Delaware and continued his hot streak at 4 2-1-1. He finished the last three days of racing at 17 9-3-1 (53% wins). If he doesn't get Jockey of the Week, I am not sure who will.
And get it he did.

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Joel Rosario led all North American jockeys by total earnings and won one of a limited number of graded stakes races offered last week to be named Jockeys' Guild Jockey of the Week for July 10 July 16, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys' Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey of the Week is sponsored by Animal Element's Foundation Detox and Product X Performance Enhancer.

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Saratoga generates its own hype but a couple of notes worth mentioning:

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The 2017 meet also features expanded television broadcast coverage of NYRA's flagship TV show "Saratoga Live," presented by Claiborne Farm. It will be available in 75 million households nationally through FOX Sports 2 and regionally through MSG+, FOX Sports Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego, FOX Sports Ohio and the Altitude Sports Network.

NBC Sports Network will once again be broadcasting live from Saratoga Race Course on several occasions during the meet. On August 5, the network will broadcast the Whitney and the Longines Test from 5 to 6 p.m. EST. On August 26, NBC will broadcast the Travers, the Sword Dancer and other races from 4 to 6 p.m. EST. And on September 2 it will broadcast the Woodward and Spinaway from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Beginning on July 21, "Saratoga Live" will be broadcast nearly every day of the meet from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and features a broadcast team that includes host Greg Wolf, handicapper Andy Serling, analyst Paul Lo Duca, paddock analyst Maggie Wolfendale, trainer Tom Amoss, and analyst Gabby Gaudet.
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TV schedule: https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/tv-schedule#

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It appears that Gabby Gaudet will be doing more New York, less Maryland and perhaps go back to Florida in the winter.

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The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced July 17 that respected racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont Park fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day on December 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

In 2018, Gaudet will return to NYRA beginning with the Wood Memorial in April at Aqueduct Racetrack and remain as a racing analyst through November, covering Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga Race Course.

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Five days until Arrogate.

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Arrogate is scheduled to return to action Saturday in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap, the first of three potential starts he will make here at Del Mar over the coming months. His main objective this summer is the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 19, but the most important goal is a title defense in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which he won last year at Santa Anita and which will be run for the first time at Del Mar on Nov. 4.

“The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the race,” Baffert said. “That’s the main plan.”

The decision on whatever happens in between – whether it’s two races or three – has been entrusted to Baffert by owner Juddmonte Farms.

“They put a lot of faith and trust in a trainer,” Baffert said. “I know I can say I don’t like something and adjust.”

Arrogate was assigned the top weight of 126 pounds for the 1 1/16-mile San Diego. He has not raced at that distance since an allowance victory here last summer that served as a prep for the Travers Stakes, where he announced his arrival with a 13 1/2-length victory in track-record time. He followed that up with successive victories in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, $12 million Pegasus World Cup, and $10 million Dubai World Cup, bringing his win streak to seven following a losing debut.
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Re; Ben's Cat

The 11-year old legend shows signs of aging prior to this year but the last few races shouldn't detract from what was a phenomenal story. Ben's Cat will go down in history as one of the top Maryland-breds ever and deserves every bit of accolade worthy of a 26-time stakes winner. Cigar getting within $185 of earning $10,000,000 is difficult to top.

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I wrote that on June 27. He appeared to be in tip-top health. How fleeting life can be. Ben's Cat was extraordinary and provided much entertainment. He deserved a long retirement after his thrilling life on the race track.

"Here comes the Cat. The Cat surges through. 2016 is the year of the Cat. He's 10, he's better than ever." Great call.

His final victory was in the Jim McKay last year.
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"It is with great sadness that we report that Ben’s Cat was euthanized this afternoon due to post-operative complications following colic surgery," said Dr. Rana Bozorgmanesh, an internal medicine specialist at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, who was overseeing his care.
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Baffert said July 19 that "everything (has been) great so far" for the son of Unbridled's Song since he moved from Santa Anita Park to Del Mar July 16.

After his final timed work in preparation for the San Diego, Baffert said Arrogate was "up to (his) standards."

"(The San Diego) is a mile and a sixteenth, which is not really his distance, but he's ready for a race," Baffert said of the last-out Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) winner. "He still has to break and there's still racing luck involved. As long as he's healthy and doing well, I just take him there and he always shows us something different."

Arrogate may not need to be cranked to 100% for him to defeat the group of five challengers entered in the San Diego. Accelerate and Dalmore are the only other graded winners in the field, but those were 3-year-old restricted races some time ago.
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July 19, 2017

Indiana Grand (Indiana):
  • I was impressed by a first-time starter named Sassy Sienna in the fourth race. Nice finish after being bottled. Trainer Brad Cox is over 31% at the meet. The same owners as American Pharoah. Keep an eye on her. She could develop.
  • Indiana had a couple of $100,000 purses today. In the second of those two, a 20-to-1 morning line was sent off at 10-to-1 and beat the 2-to-1 favorite. The $.50 Pick 4 following the race paid $22,000+.

Delaware Park (Delaware):
  • Larry Jones sent out a first-time starter named Kowboy Karma and the 2-year-old gelding destroyed the competition winning by more than 12 lengths. He was a 4-to-1 morning line.

Del Mar (California):
  • Opening day of the highly anticipated meet. And the fashion show is on "11"; your serve, Saratoga. Update: The overall handle was $14,221,951 (down about $2,000,000 from 2016) and the crowd of 34,128 was the smallest since 2001. Perhaps the locals are awaiting Arrogate on Saturday.
  • Trainer Vladimir Cerin won the first two races.
  • Bob Baffert has a couple of first-time starters running today, the eyes will be focused on both. Update:
    • Pretty Owl, a 3-year-old filly, was sent off at 2-to-1 with Mike Smith riding and finished second to Flavien Prat's mount.
    • Just a Smidge, a 2-year-old filly, won and paid $6.00 with Rafael Bejarano on board.
  • Jockey Flavien Prat won his first three mounts and was a perfect 3-for-3 through four races.
  • Jockey Rafael Bejarano won three consecutive races (5, 6 and 7) and the finale (10) for a 4-win day.
  • Bowies Hero improved to 4-for-7 lifetime by winning the $100,000 feature race. The colt is 2-for-2 at Del Mar.


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DIANA STAKES (Grade I)
  • What: Fan favorite Lady Eli highlights an early Grade I at Saratoga.
  • History: First run in 1939.
  • When: Saturday, July 22, 2017, Race 10 of 11, 6:18 PM Eastern Time
  • Where: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Distance: 1 1/8 mile
  • Surface: Turf
  • Purse: $500,000
  • Runners (age, sex): Three-year-old and up. Fillies and mares.
  • Preview: http://www.brisnet.com/content/2017/...-line-sanford/
  • Television: TVG. MSG+, FSPT, ALT (5pm-6:30pm), FS2 (6pm-7pm)
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Horse Age/Sex Jockey
Weight
Trainer
Morning Line Odds
1 Harmonize (KY) 4/filly John R. Velazquez 121 William I. Mott 20-1
2 Antonoe (KY) 4/filly Javier Castellano 121 Chad C. Brown3-1
3 Lady Eli (KY) 5/mare Irad Ortiz, Jr. 123 Chad C. Brown 4-5
4 Quidura (GB) 4/filly Junior Alvarado 115 H. Graham Motion 8-1
5 My Impression (KY) 4/filly Jose L. Ortiz 115 Claude R. McGaughey III 12-1
6 Dickinson (KY) 5/mare Paco Lopez 121 Kiaran P. McLaughlin 9-2
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SAN DIEGO HANDICAP (Grade II)
  • What: Arrogate attempts to win his eighth straight race. The son to Unbridled's Song has been mentioned by many among the all-time greats.
  • History: First run in 1937, last year's winner was California Chrome.
  • When: Saturday, July 22, 2017, Race 9 of 10, 6:10 PM Pacific Time, 9:10 PM Eastern Time
  • Where: Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar, California
  • Distance: 1 1/16 mile
  • Surface: Dirt
  • Purse: $300,000
  • Runners (age, sex): Three-year-old and up.
  • Preview: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/t...iego-handicap/
  • Television: TVG.
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Weight
Trainer
Morning Line Odds
1 Accelerate (KY) 4/colt Victor Espinoza 117 John W. Sadler 8-1
2 El Huerfano (CA) 5/gelding Evin A. Roman 115 Peter Miller 12-1
3 Arrogate (KY)4/colt Mike E. Smith 126 Bob Baffert 1-5
4 Donworth (KY) 5/horse Mario Gutierrez 116 Doug F. O'Neill 10-1
5 Cat Burglar (KY)7/horse Rafael Bejarano 118 Bob Baffert 10-1
6 Dalmore (FL)4/gelding Kent J. Desormeaux 115 J. Keith Desormeaux 20-1


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Indiana Grand (Indiana):
  • Indiana can be a interesting option and fun venue especially midweek when larger tracks are dark. The past two days, the track offered three races with $100,000 purses. Today attracted prominent riders at other tracks including Florent Geroux, Manny Franco and Edgard Zayas. The beaten favorite finished third behind 51-to-1 and 22-to-1 bombers which paid $104.60 for the win and $1,792.80 for the exacta. A $100,000 race had 51-to-1 and 22-to-1 topping the ticket.

Belterra (Cincinnati, Ohio):
  • Race 7 was jaw-dropping. 33-to-1, 59-to-1, 7-to-1 and 72-to-1 combined for a $63,000 $1 superfecta. The $2 exacta was $2,800+. The $2 trifecta returned $24,000+. If 9-8-4 are your numbers and you played it for $.50, your gain would have been in excess of $6,000.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • It isn't the easiest task to win a 5 furlongs race from the far outside but it takes a skilled rider and it is beneficial to go to the lead. That is what happened in race 2 with Luca Panici on board a horse who had a sixth different rider in the last six races.
  • The $.50 Pick 4 to end the card paid $14,000.
  • The Rainbow Six had a single in the finale on #6 but alas will carryover with $275,000+ in the pot to start the day Friday.

Del Mar (California):
  • The $2 double following race 7 paid in excess of $900 while the $1 Pick 3 paid more than $1,400.
  • Following the final race, the $1 pick 3 paid $1,827.10. The $.50 Pick 4 paid in excess of $5,100. And most importantly one person nailed the Pick 6 $84,000+. That didn't take too long, just the second day of the meet.

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The connections to Songbird have noted she likely will stay on the west coast after her close victory in Delaware and, as expected, will cut back in her next race. One indication is the $300,000 Zenyatta which is 1 1/16 miles on September 30 at Santa Anita.

Her updated record: 14 13-1-0
  • Santa Anita (CA) 6 5-1-0
  • Del Mar (CA) 2 2-0-0
  • Saratoga (NY) 2 2-0-0
  • Belmont (NY): 1 1-0-0
  • Parx (PA) 1 1-0-0
  • Delaware (DE) 1 1-0-0
  • Keeneland (KY) 1 1-0-0

By distance: 14 13-1-0
  • 6 furlongs 1 1-0-0
  • 7 furlongs 1 1-0-0
  • 1 mile (8 furlongs) 1 1-0-0
  • 1 1/16 mile (8.5 furlongs) 7 7-0-0
  • 1 1/8 mile (9 furlongs) 2 1-1-0
  • 1 1/4 mile (10 furlongs) 2 2-0-0


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Saratoga (New York):
  • The opening day at the Spa.
  • More than $20,300,000 was wagered on the 10-race card an increase of 17% from 2016. Attendance was 32,730.
  • The first four races had chalky winners but the next six victors were sent off at 9-to-2 or higher.
  • Race 5: $1,067 exacta, $3,775 trifecta, $33,683.50 superfecta.
  • Race 6: $3,554 trifecta, $25,828 supefecta.
  • Race 10: $3,411 trifecta, $23,414 superfecta, $27,439 Pick 4 (all based on $2 bets).
  • Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was 2-for-2 and had winners with Jose Ortiz and Jersey Joe Bravo. Takaful was very playable at 3-to-1 and was a gift at those odds. Under Ortiz, the 3-year-colt received a 105 Beyer in a 5+-length win and will get much attention later this summer. The horse won his debut but lost the next three before this winner. He will be placed in a stakes race most likely.
  • A pair of Grade III races both with $150,000 purses.
    • Proctor's Ledge (Javier Castellano/Brendan Walsh) had a $14.20 winner. While I think Castellano can burn money, he has the deftness to bring home prices, too.
    • In the prior race, a Woodbine filly caught the eyes of many with a 9-length romp. Dream It Is (Luis Contreras/Barbara Minshall) shipped from Canada -- Kentucky-bred by Shackelford -- and the connections had themselves a very impressive $11.00 winner. She improved to 3-for-3 lifetime. Being just two years of age, the filly has some maturity to overcome as do all that age. Hopefully the connections tread with caution but they may have a special runner. She was purchased for a relatively low sum of $50,000 at the yearling sale. Needless to say, right now, a fantastic decision.

Monmouth (New Jersey):
  • The $2 Pick 4 returned over $26,000.

Indiana Grand (Indiana):
  • Bug rider Katie Clawson won three consecutive races.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • Tyler Gaffalione added four wins today.
  • I don't know enough about trainer Luis Ramirez but he is 6 5-0-0 at the meet. He has 105 career wins but 5-for-6 should begin to turn heads. He won his only race yesterday and the same today.

Del Mar (California):
  • Kent Desormeaux (3), 5-pound bug Evin Roman (3) and Rafael Bejarano (2) combined to win all eight races.


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Saratoga (New York):
  • 11 races. $25,000,000+ wagered.
  • The Ortiz brothers were on fire, Irad won four and Jose won three. At one point heading into the finale, they combined to win seven of eight races. Luis Saez won twice.
  • Trainer Chad Brown won three times.
  • Leaders at the meet through two days: The Ortiz brothers are a combined 34 9-3-3 and are 1-2 in wins.
  • Struggling riders include Javier Castellano and Johnny Velazquez who had subpar meets at Belmont. The two are 30 1-2-6 combined. One win in 30 rides from those two is echoing.
  • Well, now, the Grade I Diana Stakes was an absolutely extraordinary race. The stylish Lady Eli (Irad Ortiz, Jr./Chad Brown) edged the Great Britain-bred Quidura who was under the direction of Junior Alvarado in what was a sensational horse race. And to have a $22.20 exacta with a 4-to-5 on top? That is why I generally consider Alvarado as an option. This was as good as it gets and a lengthy inquiry followed. The good Lady is now 12 9-3-0, no worse than second in 12 career races (5-2-0 in 7 Grade I starts) and has earned approximately $2.7 million. She fought for her life two years ago and won. She fought through a starting gate incident today, battled hard in this race and won here, too. She is a winner!
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    An incident at the start and a stewards' inquiry into the stretch run did nothing to deter Lady Eli from running what trainer Chad Brown called "one of her greatest races to date" July 22 at Saratoga Race Course.

    Sheep Pond Partners' 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park drifted in significantly under Irad Ortiz Jr. while she chased down pacesetter Quidura in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (G1T)—but the stewards ruled for no change to the order of finish, and 123-pound highweight Lady Eli collected her fifth grade 1 victory.

    "Today was one of her greatest races to date. Maybe her best," Brown said. "Giving eight pounds to the horse she ran down late in the stretch after breaking through the gate, going a little wide—she just overcame everything. Today she proved she's one of the all-time greats. It was her determination. Proud she didn't hang there in the end. She's always drove past another horse, as long as she can see them."
    http://www.equibase.com/racingnews/article/View.cfm
  • Another stellar race was the 8th in which Irad Ortiz, Jr. took Penjade, a French-bred, from the back of the pack at 7-to-1 and nosed his way across the wire.
  • Hall-of-Famer Wayne Lukas won a race and it was the image of royalty when he went towards the winner's circle. Needless to say, he is very popular at the Spa.

Del Mar (California):
  • 10-race card, about $19 million wagered.
  • In the Grade II Eddie Read, Hunt, an Irish-bred, pulled a minor upset of Ashleyluvssugar. Hunt was given a sizeable lane just as the track announcer said for the second time that he had "nowhere to go."
  • Louisiana has a notable breeding history but not often they win at Del Mar. In a race filled with first-time starters, Victor Espinoza/Doug O'Neill had the winner.
  • Shocker: Race 9 finished 1-4-5 with Accelerate the victor and Arrogate off the board in the Grade II San Diego Handicap. And one race shouldn't reflect a resume but for those of us who questioned why Arrogate was hoisted in the same breath as the all-time greats, perhaps this was a reality check. One example: Affirmed had a five-race losing streak and is a top dozen horse to many but Arrogate needs to have a deeper history than what he has accomplished to date. In Arrogate's only other defeat, a third place finish in his debut, Accelerate finished second. Mike Smith eased Arrogate coming into the stretch when it was obvious the colt had difficulty. There was a moment at the 1/2 mile where Arrogate appeared awkward but then he seemed to begin his brief move. Bridge jumpers were aplenty based on the show pool total of $1,320,483 out of a total of $1,402,055. The numbers as expected were staggering. Other numbers:
    • Win, place, show wagers on Arrogate were $2,457,472.
    • Race 8: the runner up paid $41.20 and $21.40 for place and show, respectively.
    • Race 9: Donworth, the runner up, set track records with $119.80 and $67.40 for place and show, respectively, while the third place finisher paid $38.20.
    • Race 10: the runner up paid $29.00 and $10.40 for place and show, respectively.
    • I am not sure the last time I saw three consecutive races where the second place finishers paid anything resembling $41.20, $119.80 and $29.00.

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“I think he just laid an egg,” Baffert said right after the race. “I don’t think it had anything to do with the track. He was flat.”

Baffert later sent a text reading, “He is OK. Flat.”

Flat describes the wallets of those who thought they’d get a quick 5 percent on their investment betting Arrogate to show. Of the $1,402,055 bet to show on the race, some $1,320,483 was wagered on Arrogate. With Arrogate finishing fourth, there were outsized show payoffs of $22 on Accelerate, $67.40 on Donworth, and $38.20 on Cat Burglar. The show price on Donworth was a Del Mar record for that pool, as was the $119.80 place payoff on Donworth.

There was $2,671,939 bet to win, place, and show on the race. Of that, $2,457,472 was bet on Arrogate.

Accelerate, who now joins 1996 Pacific Classic winner Dare and Go as winners of the races that produced the biggest upsets in track history, has the distinction of beating Arrogate the only two times they met. Accelerate was second and Arrogate third in a maiden race at Los Alamitos in April 2016, which had been Arrogate’s only loss until Saturday.

The Grade 2, $300,000 San Diego – a prep for next month's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic – marked the fourth win in 12 starts for Accelerate, a 4-year-old colt by Lookin at Lucky who is now 3-for-3 at Del Mar. He wore blinkers for the first time in the San Diego after finishing third behind Collected and Cat Burglar in the Grade 3 Precisionist at Santa Anita on June 24.
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Laurel (Maryland):
  • That was a weird weather event that seemed to have coincided with the length of race 4.
  • Victor Carrasco began his day with victories in three straight races. He had five mounts.

Gulfstream (Florida):
  • Miguel Vasquez won his first four mounts and in four consecutive races. He finished with that total in seven starts.
  • Durocher, a rare Texas-bred running in south Florida, won for the fourth time in his last five starts. At 10-to-1, he topped a $1 tri that returned over $1,000.
  • The carryover for Sunday's card has exceeded $320,000.

Woodbine (Toronto):
  • Luis Contreras, who won in New York on Friday in his only ride, had four victories including the $150,000 Grade III feature race. He has won five of his past eight rides. UPDATE: He was named Jockey of the Week on Monday,
  • The carryover for Sunday's card has exceeded $425,000.


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it's always been incredibly difficult to keep a horse in top form when they come back from Dubai.

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At least Arrogate isn't sore judging by these remarks. Hopefully this was just one blemish and he can return to glory.

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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert didn't have any overnight revelations to explain Arrogate's clunker of a performance in the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar.

On July 23, Baffert opted to let the mystery be and instead looked ahead regarding the world's top-rated horse, who finished fourth in the San Diego.

"He's fine," Baffert said from behind a desk in his stable office at Del Mar. "He didn't really put out that much. We checked him over (physically) and he looks good. He got a lot of dirt in his eyes and mouth."

Obviously the race didn't go as planned for the 1-20 favorite. Arrogate was never better positioned than the fourth he finished in a five-horse field. He was never closer than 4 1/2 lengths from the lead for the first three-quarters of a mile, was 11 1/2 in arrears at the top of the stretch, and 15 1/4 behind the John Sadler-trained winner Accelerate at the finish.
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