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Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable's Funny Guy took the feature race at Saratoga Aug. 23, holding off a late charge from Bankit to capture the $256,875 Albany Stakes going nine furlongs on the main track.
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Special T Thoroughbreds' freshman sire Boat Trip had his first winner from his first starter Aug. 23, when his gelded son Bettor Trip Nick held on by a nose to win a maiden claiming race at Golden Gate Fields.
Anne and William Scott's Summer Sunday is in search of her fourth straight stakes score in the $125,000 Seaway Stakes (G3) Aug. 25 at Woodbine.
Three-time stakes winner Bulletin will return to racing for the first time since April in the $100,000 Better Talk Now Stakes Aug. 25 on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.
Other than the Pat O'Brien (G2) at Del Mar and the Play the King (G2) at Woodbine Racetrack, all the graded stakes in North America Aug. 24 take place at Saratoga Race Course, climaxed by the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers (G1) for 3-year-olds.
Last season's Cartier Horse of the Year Roaring Lion has been put down after suffering another bout of colic.
New York-based trainer Shug McGaughey could notch a fourth Travers Stakes (G1) Aug. 24 with William S. Farish homebred Code of Honor.
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After last month defending his title in the San Diego Handicap (G2), Catalina Cruiser will try to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes (G2) for a second year in a row Aug. 24 at Del Mar.