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1dJay Hovdey

Versatility no problem for some greats

On Saturday out in smoky Los Angeles, the $300,000 Triple Bend at seven furlongs will serve as a warm-up act for the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita at 10 furlongs.

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Sunday Pick 4: Oaktree at Pleasanton (7:33)
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Eatontown Stakes preview (5:20)
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1dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Baffert to send Hoppertunity in Gold Cup

Trainer Bob Baffert saw enough in a morning workout to point Hoppertunity for Saturday's $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

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Saturday Pick 4: Oaktree at Pleasanton (8:40)
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Sunday Pick 6: Alberta Downs (3:35)
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1dMatt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Judge issues restraining order in trainer Umarov's favor

>A circuit court judge in Kentucky has issued a temporary restraining order that will prevent the state racing commission from enforcing a 10-year ban on the owner-trainer Otabek Umarov.

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Triple Bend Stakes preview (5:32)
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Bed o' Roses Handicap preview (6:08)
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1dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Kobe's Back looks to close fast in Triple Bend

Kobe's Back has yet to win a Grade 1 race, and he will try for the seventh time in Saturday's $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs at Santa Anita.

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Santa Anita Pick 4: Saturday, June 25 (8:05)
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Race of the Day: Sunday, June 26 (4:19)
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Race of the Day: Saturday, June 25 (6:41)
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Ohio Derby preview (6:23)
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Thistledown Pick 4: Saturday, June 25 (6:34)
1dMatt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Humane Society forms horse-racing advisory council

The Humane Society of the United States has formed a horse-racing advisory council and will step up its efforts to lobby for a federal bill providing for national oversight of the industry.

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6dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Songbird back strong in Summertime Oaks

Several minutes had passed after Songbird's easy win in Saturday's $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita when trainer Jerry Hollendorfer walked out of the winner's circle.

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6dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Bradester never looks back in Stephen Foster

Bradester seized early command and never looked back in posting a 9-1 upset Saturday night in the 35th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap.

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4dMike Watchmaker

Songbird a truly special filly

It says a lot about Songbird, and the connection she has made with the racing public, that everyone seems to think they know best what her next start should be.

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Horse Racing weekend recap (2:45)
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6dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Paid Up Subscriber upsets Fleur de Lis

Paid Up Subscriber became a player in the filly-and-mare division and earned an expenses-paid trip to the Breeders' Cup with an emphatic victory Saturday night in the Fleur de Lis Handicap.

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6dByron King | Daily Racing Form

Pleuven makes the grade in Wise Dan Stakes

The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million but off since February, got a race Saturday night in the Grade 2, $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs, but it was Pleuven who won.

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Weekend Wrap: Stephen Foster (5:33)
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6dByron King | Daily Racing Form

Gun Runner much the best in Winn Stakes

Steve Asmussen's other Derby starter, third-place finisher Gun Runner, returned as an easy winner in Saturday evening's Grade 3, $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes.

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A Unique Voice

Angela Hermann completes her first meeting as the voice of Golden Gate Fields. Larry Stumes of the SF Chronicle analzyes and reflects on Russell Baze's retirement.

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Weekend Wrap: Summertime Oaks (3:49)
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Weekend Wrap: Poker Stakes (3:56)
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Weekend Wrap: Honeymoon Stakes (6:16)
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Weekend Wrap: Pegasus Stakes (4:03)
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The Matt Bernier After Show (2:40)
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7dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Santa Anita's new turf course work on schedule

Santa Anita's month-long project to replace its turf course is on schedule for completion by early July, according to track senior vice president Joe Morris.

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8dMike Watchmaker

Time to shine for older horses

Every year, the 3-year-old male division dominates the first half of the U.S. racing season. But after the Belmont Stakes, a whole new world of racing opens up.

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Wise Dan Stakes preview (6:17)
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Race Replay: Honeymoon Stakes (5:28)
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Race Replay: Pegasus Stakes (4:38)
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Oak Tree at Pleasanton Pick 4: Saturday, June 18 (7:44)
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Race of the Day: Sunday, June 19 (6:08)
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Fleur de Lis preview (7:09)
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Poker Stakes preview (5:56)
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Honeymoon Stakes preview (6:28)
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8dJay Hovdey

How good will Songbird be in her return?

Mike Smith was asked if he thought Songbird would be 100 percent cranked up and ready to fire for her return to competition in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita on Saturday.

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Matt Win Stakes preview (4:27)
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Regret Stakes preview (7:37)

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