Mugaritz Too Much for Southern Invaders in Berkeley

In a stakes race that drew horses from all across California, it was Northern California local Mugaritz that proved too much for his southern counterparts, winning the $101,500 Berkeley Handicap (G3) at Golden Gate Fields by 3 1/2 lengths. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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City Boy Upsets Nearctic Stakes at 24-1

City Boy was the second longest shot on the board in Saturday’s CA$280,900 (US$212,874) Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine, but he got up between horses at the wire to pull a 24-1 upset in the turf sprint. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Distances Extended For Derby Preps at Fair Grounds

The series begins with the Lecomte (G3) at 1 1/16 miles, followed by the Risen Star (G2) at 1 1/8 miles, and concludes with the Louisiana Derby (G1) at 1 3/16 miles. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Christiecat Stakes Featured on Belmont Opening Day

Saint Moon, who has thrived since being moved to turf, will try to secure her initial stakes win Sept. 6 in the Christiecat Stakes, the featured race on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meeting. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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McKinzie Tops Star Field in Saratoga's Whitney Stakes

If the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1) still rates as “The Race of the Year,” then the 92nd running of the $1 million Whitney Stakes (G1) looms a nice option for completing the exacta. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Danuska's My Girl Extends Streak in Desert Stormer

Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl picked up her fourth consecutive victory in the $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes May 18 at Santa Anita Park, notching back-to-back graded stakes scores as she led nearly every step of the six-furlong feature. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Week in Photos 5/14/2019

Man o’ War, Peter Pan, Vagrancy, Beaugay, Santa Barbara, Hanshin Cup, Emirates Poule D’Essai Des Poulains, Victoria, Dongzhimen, Runhappy, Fran’s Valentine, Big Drama, & It’s Only Money. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Oaklawn Takes Center Stage for Saturday Graded Stakes

Each Saturday NTRA and BloodHorse will provide a one-stop guide to the day’s top stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Jazzy Times Steps Up in Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Once a grade 1-placed sprinter on dirt in California, Jazzy Times was moved to the grass after owner/trainer Wesley Hawley claimed the horse in May, and the Discreetly Mine gelding has won two of his past three starts. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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