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2dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Songbird gets stiff challenge in CCA Oaks

2dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Songbird gets stiff challenge in CCA Oaks

The visiting Songbird, with the target of a champion on her back, was being stalked intently by Carina Mia, the challenger playing in her backyard at steamy Saratoga.

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21hNicole Russo | Daily Racing Form

Grade 1 winner Rachel's Valentina retired from racing

Grade 1 winner Rachel's Valentina, the only daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing, owner-breeder Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Farm announced Sunday.

Weekend Wrap: Sanford Stakes (4:58)
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18hSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Three jockeys sanctioned by Del Mar stewards

Jockeys Alex Jimenez and Tyler Baze were fined $500 for excessive use of the whip, and Florent Geroux was given a three-day suspension for causing interference …

Weekend Wrap: San Clemente (4:57)
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2dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Nyquist works a mile at Del Mar ahead of Haskell

Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist on Sunday worked a mile at Del Mar in 1:39.40 in his final work before next Sunday's Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.

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2dMike Watchmaker

Dortmund, 'Chrome' rivalry great for the sport

Promotions and track giveaways are nice, but if Thoroughbred racing really wants to create new fans, all it has to do is Cue up the race replay of Saturday's San Diego Handicap, and press "play."

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2dRon Gierkink | Daily Racing Form

Up With the Birds wins Nijinsky Stakes again

Up With the Birds won his first race since the 2014 Nijinsky Stakes in Sunday's renewal of the nine-furlong turf route at Woodbine, flying home from last to first in the stretch.

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2dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Hard Aces holds on in Cougar II Handicap

The Grade 1 winner Hard Aces ended a nine-race losing streak with a grueling victory over Quick Casabalanca in Sunday's $100,000 Cougar II Handicap at 1-1/2 miles on dirt at Del Mar.

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2dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Tin Type Gal takes Boiling Springs by a neck

Trainer Graham Motion scratched Tin Type Gal out of the Lake George Stakes at Saratoga on Friday in favor of Sunday's Boiling Springs at Monmouth Park.

2dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Parx Racing cancels Monday racing card

Parx Racing has canceled its Monday card in anticipation of hot weather that could prove dangerous for horses and riders as the weekend's Northeast heat wave continues.

3dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Mokat wins San Clemente Handicap in return to turf

The grass is definitely is where Mokat earns the green. She returned to her favorite surface, Del Mar's turf, and looked better than ever with a dominating performance in the San Clemente.

3dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Bitumen's digs in to win Sanford Stakes

It wasn't that Bitumen won Saturday's Grade 3 Sanford Stakes, but more how he won the $150,000 stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga that has his connections excited about the future.

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3dMike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

Dacita passes the field to win Diana Stakes

Trainer Chad Brown, who sent out four of the 10 starters in the Saturday's Diana, including both Dacita and Rainha Da Bateria, had to sweat out a stewards inquiry before the result was official.

Betfair Play of the Day: Saturday, July 23 (1:50)
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Del Mar Pick 4: Saturday, July 23 (8:54)
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4dMike Watchmaker

A moment of appreciation

No matter how busy the game might make you over the next few days, it would be only right if you carved out a moment at some point and said a quiet "thank you" in appreciation for Steve Crist.

Bold Venture Stakes preview (5:04)
Race of the Day: Sunday, July 24 (6:12)
The After Show (1:49)
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4dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Stradivari suffers condylar fracture during workout

Stradivari, who ran in two of the three Triple Crown races, suffered a lateral condylar fracture of his right foreleg during a workout Friday morning at Saratoga.

4dMatt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

Pegasus World Cup made a Grade 1 race

The Pegasus World Cup, the planned $12 million race announced this year by The Stronach Group, has been assigned a Grade 1 rating for 2017 by the committee that assigns grades.

Diana Stakes preview (12:41)
Sanford Stakes preview (5:59)

Every little thing she does is magic

Owners Ann & Jerry Moss candidly describe their 2016 Hall of Fame inductee, Zenyatta. Steve Andersen of Daily Racing Form analyzes, plus a blistering Barry Abrams commentary.

San Clemente Handicap preview (7:54)
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5dMarty McGee | Daily Racing Form

Owner and trainer McCarthy dies at 82

Tom McCarthy, whose success as the owner and trainer of the rags-to-riches horse General Quarters was one of the top feel-good stories in racing in recent times, died Thursday from melanoma.

Schuylerville Stakes preview (12:11)
Pack at the Track: Daily Double (9:13)
Race of the Day: Saturday, July 23 (7:19)
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5dSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Dortmund set for 2016 debut at Del Mar

Dortmund, by any measure, was brilliant as a 2- and 3-year-old. What he can accomplish at 4 will become known in the next month at Del Mar.

Spa Babies: Sanford Stakes (5:50)
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6dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

West Virginia Breeders Classics stakes get purse boost

The nine West Virginia Breeders Classics races, scheduled for Oct. 8 at Charles Town, will be worth $90,000 more than a year ago. Total purses on this year's card will be $1.17 million.

8dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Stewards began Del Cap inquiry before jockey's objection

The Delaware Park board of stewards in its daily log to the Delaware Racing Commission for the races of last Saturday states that the stewards began an inquiry into the start of the Delaware Cap.

Saratoga Harness: Pick 4 (8:07)
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8dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

Jose Ortiz tops Belmont meet as leading rider

Jockey Jose Ortiz put a bow on a spectacular Belmont Park spring/summer meeting, winning four races on Sunday's closing-day card, including the $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes.

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