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Jockey Sonny Leon will be suspended through Oct. 29 for intentionally interfering with Hot Rod Charlie and Tyler Gaffalione in deep stretch of the Lukas Classic Stakes (G2). Leon insists his saddle slipped and he was fighting to keep his balance.
Multiple champion French trainer Andre Fabre saw off the overseas challengers to land the opener at Longchamp Oct. 2 in the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1).
Jockey Victory Espinoza kept Beyond Brilliant on a "long rein," and Beyond Brilliant relaxed on the lead, the key to his victory, said trainer John Shirreffs.
Howbeit ends a run of tough luck to win the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.
Hot Rod Charlie and Rich Strike, who previously brought cheers from Churchill Downs fans when competing in separate editions of Kentucky Derby (G1), put on another show beneath the Twin Spires, this time together in the Oct. 1 Lukas Classic (G2).
J and N Stables and Diamond M Stable's Dancing Buck broke sharply and took a lead he never relinquished Oct. 1, leading at every point of call and storming home to a five-length victory in the $200,000 Belmont Turf Sprint (G3T).
With a victory in the $400,000 In Reality Stakes Oct. 1 at Gulfstream Park, CSLR Racing Partners' Awesome Strong became the 10th horse to sweep the colts and geldings division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series.
Trainer Mark Glatt suspected that a try on Santa Anita Park's 6 1/2-furlong downhill course could be just the trick for his turf sprinter Whatmakessammyrun.
Emory Hamilton homebred Pleasant Passage found rainy conditions and a yielding turf course to her liking in living up to her name in the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G2T) Oct. 1 at the Belmont at the Big A meet.
My Happiness continued her success for her sire Bee Jersey Oct. 1, becoming his first black-type winner with a victory in the $100,000 Iowa Sorority Stakes at Prairie Meadows.