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Bruce Lunsford's homebred Art Collector returned to his home base at Skylight Training Center in Goshen, Ky., the night of July 11 following his 3 1/2-length victory in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2).
Tom Kagele's C Z Rocket overcame an awkward start to go from last to first in a $68,000 allowance optional claiming event July 12 at Keeneland.
Chad Brown notched 23 wins to finish as the leading trainer at the Belmont Park spring/summer meet for the fifth consecutive time, and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. posted 34 victories to lead all riders as the 25-day meet concluded July 12.
Jockey Flavien Prat tested positive for COVID-19 and was taken off his mounts July 12 at Del Mar, the Southern California track announced.
The July 12 close of the Keeneland summer meet saw one of the most impressive and long-lasting talents leave his competition in the dust when he negotiated a 12th career victory in the $175,000 TVG Elkhorn Stakes (G2T).
The connections of Field Pass made a last-minute change in plans that paid off when the 3-year-old Lemon Drop Kid colt edged Street Ready in the $100,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania Stakes (G3T) on the turf course July 12 at Keeneland.
Leinster held by a head at the wire while Totally Boss just missed, giving Arnold not only a thrilling 1-2 finish in the 5 1/2-furlong turf event, but two very viable contenders for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) back at the Lexington track.
Stronach Stables homebred gelding Silent Poet persevered over Admiralty Pier July 11 in a Connaught Cup Stakes (G2T) clash at Woodbine.
Peter Brant's Dunbar Road swept to a geared-down victory under Irad Ortiz Jr. in the $400,000 Delaware Handicap (G2) July 11 at Delaware Park.
Charlie Appleby has been gracious in defeat at the hands of Kameko and Palace Pier so far this season but for both the trainer and his star pupil Pinatubo, the Qatar Prix Jean Prat (G1) marks a crucial crossroads in the season.