Royal Ascot: Dawn Approach outruns Toronado
Godolphin Racing's Dawn Approach battled Toronado in the closing stages of the St. James's Palace Stakes and narrowly won in a thrilling finish June 18 at Royal Ascot.
Sole Power takes tight finish in King's Stand
Sole Power wore down 11-4 favorite Shea Shea in the closing strides and won the King's Stand Stakes by a neck June 18 at Royal Ascot.
Ascot: Animal Kingdom fades in Queen Anne
Declaration of War burst between horses and charged down the center of the track to win the Queen Anne Stakes June 18 at Royal Ascot while U.S.-based Animal Kingdom failed to settle and faded out of contention.
Trainer Mike Mitchell collapses, hospitalized
Trainer Mike Mitchell was taken to Centinela Hospital Medical Center by ambulance June 16 after collapsing on the track at Betfair Hollywood Park following the sixth race.
Verrazano takes Pegasus; Itsmyluckyday pulled up
In the first major stakes for 3-year-olds following the Triple Crown, favored Verrazano was a romping winner of the $148,500 Pegasus Stakes June 16 after his main challenger, Itsmyluckyday, was pulled up on the Monmouth Park backstretch.
Fleur de Lis: 'Proposition' beats Royal Delta
John Oxley's Funny Proposition upset reigning champion older female Royal Delta while securing the first stakes win of her career in the $186,375 Fleur de Lis Handicap June 15 at Churchill Downs.
Fort Larned dominates in G1 Stephen Foster
Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned put his early season problems behind him June 15, as he scored a front-running victory in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi at Churchill Downs.
Stevens guides Byrama to victory in G1 Vanity
Teamed with Gary Stevens for the first time, stalking Byrama drew off in the stretch to become a Grade 1 winner in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap June 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.