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After an unsuccessful five-race stint in Florida and Kentucky, Alastar Thoroughbred Company and Michael Valdes' Storm the Hill got to run in her favorite spot June 24 in the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (G3T).
Kreesie took home the first of two $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes June 24 on the Belmont Park, followed an hour later by Therapist, who achieved his second stakes win of the season.
With a surge to the front in mid-stretch, Eskiminzin held safe the late rally of 7-5 favorite Be Vewy Vewy Quiet to take the $100,000 Bold Ruckus Stakes by three-quarters of a length June 24 at Woodbine.
Frankel was the most successful stallion at Royal Ascot this week and was the only sire to be represented by three winners, edging out his father, Galileo, to top the standings at the conclusion of five days of racing.
Harry Angel's chances of a first victory at Ascot on his fifth start there in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) on Saturday were ruined at the start, when the favorite caught his hind leg in the stalls and set off lengths adrift of his rivals.
Mikki Rocket shot to the lead rounding the final turn in the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) June 24 at Hanshin Racecourse and found just enough in reserve to hold off the late charge of 2015-16 Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther to win by a neck.
A day after Magnum Moon suffered a career-ending injury during a workout June 23 at Belmont Park, the grade 1-winning colt has come out of surgery to repair his injury and is doing as well as could be expected.
Trainer Mike Maker and jockey Tyler Gaffalione teamed up for a pair of stakes victories on Canterbury Park's marquee Northern Stars Racing Festival card June 23, highlighted by Sniper Kitten's score in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby.
A tilt at $10 million The Everest could be in the cards for Prompt Response (AUS) after the mare won the final group 1 race of the 2017-18 racing season June 23 in Australia.
American Anthem appeared to be primed for an easy trip to the wire in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2), but St. Joe Bay made him earn the head victory June 23 at Santa Anita Park.
Tests on a backstretch worker at Belmont Park determined he did not die from a rare case of hantavirus, though the situation has led the New York Racing Association to step up efforts to address a rodent infestation problem at the facility.
Hotshot Anna poured it on and opened up to a 5 3/4-length victory margin in a track-record time of 1:20.93 on the all-weather surface.
Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify, who broke his maiden at Santa Anita Park Feb. 18, paraded at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack June 23 in front an announced crowd of 17,403.
In what could be the final start of his career, Merchant Navy landed the spoils with a desperate lunge of his neck that transformed his profile as a stallion.
Only a winner by a neck May 11 in a first-level allowance last time out at Belmont Park, the result was clear as day for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Head of Plains Partners' Shahroze (IRE) in his stakes debut at Woodbine June 23.
Nearly three months after their synchronous debut made global headlines, the rare Thoroughbred twins Mr. Ping and Mr. Pong are still in search of their first victory. The journey continues June 24 when Mr. Ping starts at Mountaineer.
Gary Broad's Core Beliefs came with a late surge and spoiled the bid of favored Lone Sailor June 23 to win the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.
Coolmore's Merchant Navy beat City Light by a head to win his second start under new trainer Aidan O'Brien.
Led by Stud Unicornio's 3-year-old filly La Divina, a winner of her last four starts, 13 fillies and mares have been entered for Sunday's 1 1/4-mile Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) at Hipodromo Monterrico
Vivlos, Kiseki, and defending champion Satono Crown head a field of 16 for the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse .