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The 3-year-old Dr. Schivel captured his second top-level score in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) July 31 at Del Mar, edging older rivals at the wire to capture the six-furlong event.
Repole Stable and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' multiple graded stakes-placed Moretti will attempt to defend his title against six other older horses in the Aug. 5 $120,000 Birdstone Stakes, a 1 3/4-mile main-track marathon at Saratoga Race Course.
Three Diamonds Farm's Cross Border had been away from the winner's circle for a year, but found himself back there July 31 with a repeat victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course.
Stonehedge's Gil and Marilyn Campbell collected their 16th success in the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series July 31 when Cajun's Magic edged stablemate Dean Delivers in the $100,0000 Dr. Fager Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Leader of the Band staged a prolonged rally from mid-pack, eventually collaring 6-5 favorite Edie Meeny Mino Mo at the sixteenth pole, and went on to a two-length victory in the $259,000 Monmouth Oaks (G3).
Departing the outside post in a field of five for the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course, Essential Quality raced outside rivals throughout and made his move while swinging wide off the turn for home under regular rider Luis Saez.
Battling back on the inside after being passed in early stretch by Special Reserve, Calumet Farm's Lexitonian stubbornly won the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.
An emotional Charlie Hills was close to tears as he paid tribute to Battaash—one of the top-performing geldings ever trained on the flat in Britain—as his horse of a lifetime.
Pink Lloyd is among a field of six older male sprinters in the CA$150,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) over six furlongs on the main track, rematched against Souper Stonehenge, who beat him in the Jacques Cartier Stakes (G3) in June.
Godolphin homebred Maxfield, trained by Brendan Walsh, worked five furlongs from the gate July 31 under Jose Ortiz in preparation for the $1 million Whitney Stakes (G1) Aug. 7 at Saratoga Race Course.